DMRC to soon com­mence Delhi Metro’s fourth phase

Accommodation Times - - Delhi - By Staff Re­porter

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.

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