New Delhi: The government is planning to introduce metrolite system for the remaining 3 corridors of the Phase-4 project of Delhi Metro. This move will reduce cost by 25 to 40 per cent compared to the existing Metro system.
- Recently, a high-level meeting was held to discuss the adoption of metrolite standards for the remaining 3 corridors of Phase-4 project, sources said.
- Senior officials of DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation), Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) attended the meeting.
- The remaining 3 corridors include:
- Inderlok to Indraprastha
- Lajpat Nagar to Saket G Block
- DMRC asked DDA to provide population details along the Rithala-Narela corridor and also the increase in the next 30 years for assessing the traffic projection of the corridor.
- Also, the DDA was asked to fund the project.
- The maximum operational speed of the Metrolite is 60 kmph.
- The train is to accomodate around 300 passengers.