DMRC to soon commence Delhi Metro’s fourth phase
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation ( DMRC) expanding its massive network, looking at its popularity. Work on Metro's phase III is currently underway in full swing. The 190-km long Metro network, with 140 km under its third phase, is planning its next ambitious phase. After the completion of the third phase, the total length would be 330 km by which 40 lakh commuters will travel daily. The authorities have prepared a Detail Project Report (DPR) and submitted to Delhi government and the Union Urban Development Ministry for approval. Subject to clearance, the Delhi Metro plans to commence work on phase IV. The Phase III of the Metro network is scheduled to be completed in 2016, while the DMRC plans to start work on phase IV by mid2015. Metro officials hope the project report would get a final nod by December. The latest proposed phase is scheduled to be completed by 2021. As per the project report, 67 new stations would come up on six new corridors proposed by the Delhi Metro. The new corridors include Rithala - Narela (21.73 km), Janakpuri West - R. K. Ashram ( 28.92 km), Mukundpur - Maujpur (12.54 km), Inderlok - Indraprastha (12.58 km), Tughlakabad - Aerocity (20.20 km), Lajpat Nagar - Saket G-Block (7.96 km). Completion of the new corridors would bring remote locations like Narela, Maujpur, Madangir, Bawana, Barwala, Mukundpur, Najafgarh, Chhawla and Mahipalpur on the Metro map.