Delhi Metro Phase IV To Get Nod In 'Public Interest'
After more than a year of deliberations the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will get the nod for the fourth phase of expansion of the Delhi Metro. The Delhi government is planning to approve all the six corridors in next 10 days.
In this fourth phase of expansion, the Delhi Metro will add six new routes and the total length will be around 103 kilometers. The metro network will have additional 79 stations. Out of this, 50 will be elevated. This expansion of the Delhi Metro will offer more options to the commuters. It is estimated that these six new lines will carry around 8.5 lakh passengers. Moreover, accessibility to new interchange options will reduce passenger traffic.
The six new routes will be Rithala-Bawana-Narela, Mukundpur-Maujpur, Janakpuri West-R K Ashram, Inderlok-Indraprastha, Tughlakabad to Terminal 1 and Lajpat Nagar-Saket G-block. The overall cost of this expansion is expected to be around Rs 50,000 crore. It will take around six years for the project to complete.
In this fourth phase of expansion, the upcoming metro lines such as Inderlok-Indraprastha and Janakpuri (west)-RK Ashram will pass through areas such as Sarai Rohilla, Sadar Bazar, Nabi Karim and Ajmal Khan Park. This will enhance connectivity in Old Delhi. Even areas such as Bawana, Narela or Burari will enjoy good connectivity after the completion of Phase IV. Moreover, the Tughlaqabad-Terminal 1 corridor will help passengers to have an easy access to the airport.
After the completion of Phase 3, Delhi Metro's largest line will be Mukundpur (Majlis Park) and Shiv Vihar. Post completion of Phase-IV, Janakpuri West will come out as an important interchange hub.