Delhi Metro Update: Metrolite to run on remaining 3 corridors of Phase-4 project

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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.

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  • 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
    • Rithala-Bawana-Narela
  • 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.

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