New Delhi: The DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) has started preparatory work for its Phase-4 project. The Metro Phase-4 project is scheduled to be completed in 5 years from the date of start of work, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.
- Last week, the Supreme Court had ordered commencement of the construction work.
- He said,”The DMRC has informed that it has started preparatory work. The project is scheduled to be completed in five years from the date of start of work.”
- A day after the apex court’s order, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had sought the Centre’s cooperation in completing the Metro Phase-4.
- In March this year, the Union Cabinet had approved 3 of the 6 corridors proposed in the Delhi Metro’s Phase-4 project.
- The 3 corridors approved by the Union Cabinet are:
- Mukundpur-Maujpur (12.54 km)
- Janakpuri West-R K Ashram (28.92 km)
- Tughlakabad-Aerocity (20.20 km)
- These corridors will consist of 46 stations, of which 17 stations will be underground and the rest 29 stations will be constructed as elevated sections.
- The total length of these 3 corridors is 61.679 km.
- Out of the total 61.679 km, 22.359 km will be built underground and 39.320 km will be constructed as elevated section.
- The total completion cost of three metro corridors will be Rs.24,948.65 crore.
- The other corridors are-
- Lajpat Nagar-Saket G Block
- The Phase-4 project of Delhi Metro includes construction of a new 104-kilometer metro rail line and has 6 corridors which will connect the far fetched areas of the capital and will ease long journeys for regular metro passengers.
- The Tughlakabad – Aerocity corridor will further improve connectivity to the Airport.