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Delhi Metro (DMRCL) Network Route Map Phase III

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Delhi Metro Ph3 : New Lines, Multiple Routes

 

Delhi Metro (DMRCL) Network Route Map IV

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Delhi Metro Phase IV Map  (DMRC Metro Ph 4 Map)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metro phase 4 work to begin before phase 3 completion: Minister

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, December 08, 2012

Metro construction under phase 4 may start even before the 140-km phase 3 network is completed. Addressing the valedictory session of the fifth Urban Mobility Conference 2012 on Saturday, Union urban development
minister Kamal Nath said, “If not completely, we would like to start

work on some sections through which we can connect the existing phase 1 and 2 and also the Phase 3 which is under-construction.”

Batting for Delhi Metro's expansion plans, Nath last year had asked Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to prepare the detailed project report for phase 4 so that benefits of phase 1 and phase 2 could be fully reaped.

Nath had assured the Union government's full support to phase 4 and said funds would not be an issue.
“When phase 4 is fully completed, Delhi will have 440 km of metro network, which will be bigger than the London underground,” he said.

Airport metro
The minister spoke about Delhi's Airport Metro Express, which has missed several deadlines for reopening fixed by his department earlier.

“The airport express line might start functioning by the end of this month or early next year, as an inspection by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety is expected by then,”
he said.

The minister also said that the proposed monorail will function as a “good feeder to unviable metro projects” by supplementing Metro on certain routes.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Metro-phase-4-work-to-begin-before-phase-3-completion-Minister/Article1-970391.aspx

Delhi Metro Network to Expand

17 Nov 2011 08:45:24 PM IST

Seeking to make Delhi Metro network bigger than the London Underground, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath has asked DMRC to prepare Detailed Project Reports for seven possible corridors under the Phase-IV project.

Setting his eyes on increasing the Delhi Metro's network from the current 185 km to 440 km by 2021, Nath said the DPRs would be made ready by the new age transport system in the next 18 months after which the corridors will be firmed up based on ground realities.

While the Phase-III, work on which will start shortly, will cover 103 km, the proposed Phase-IV will be of 104 km and Nath said he has recommended a few more corridors to be added to the Phase-III project for their early completion.

Delhi Metro will prepare DPRs for Yamuna Bank-Loni border (11.97 km), Janakpuri West to Mukundpuri (18.74) km, Mukdundpur to Dilshad Garden (17.54 km), Kirti Nagar-Dwarka Sec-28 (18.7 km), Badarpur to Delhi Aerocity (20.79 km), Lajpat Nagar to Madangir (7.33 km) and Azadpur to R K Ashram
(8.30 km), Nath said.

The proposed corridors would link the existing ones through different routes.

Soon after taking over as Urban Development Minister in January this year, Nath said his aim would be to see Delhi Metro grow bigger than the Tube, whose length is a little over 400 km. In May, he asked Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan to start preparing for the Phase-IV project.

For Delhi Metro to increase its revenue, Nath said it has be allowed to construct one additional floor at select stations on the Phase-III so that they can be rented out to various firms.

"Intensive development on transport corridor is what we are planning. Through this, Delhi Metro can raise money for future projects," he told a press conference here.

http://english.samaylive.com/regional-news/national-capital-region-news/676496250/sreedharan-metro-dmrc-urban-development-minister-kamal-nath-phas.html

 

Blueprint ready for Metro Phase IV

Rumu Banerjee, TNN | Jan 10, 2012, 04.52AM IST

NEW DELHI: While work has begun on the third phase of the Metro network, the Delhi government has started finalizing the corridors for Phase IV.

Sources said the government is considering the corridors suggested by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). "DMRC has identified eight corridors, based on a traffic study done by it. The government will further scrutinize these corridors and recommend options, if needed, before finalizing the alignment," a senior official said.

The network being envisaged for Phase IV covers more than 115km and will connect far-flung areas of the city to the existing network. Sources said the idea was to connect outer Delhi to the heart of the city in the fourth phase. "While Phase III will make the Metro network denser and bring NCR closer to Delhi; in the fourth phase, we are hoping to connect the corners of the city to the Metro network," an official said.

A letter detailing the corridor alignment and their length was sent to the transport department on November 2, 2011, said sources. Some of the corridors, like Lajpat Nagar-Madangir (7.33km) or Mukundpur-Yamuna Vihar-Dilshad Garden (17.54km) will also connect commercial hubs with areas having poor surface connectivity. However, most of the corridors being studied would connect the far corners of Delhi to the city centre. These include the Yamuna Bank-Loni Border (11.97km), Rithala-Bawana (12.50km), Kirti Nagar-Dwarka Sector 28 (18.17km), Azadpur-RK Ashram (8.90km) and Badarpur-Delhi Aerocity/NH8 corridor (20.79km). There will also be a corridor connecting Janakpuri (west) to Mukundpur (18.74km), both of which are terminating stations for corridors in the third phase.

Once the corridors are approved by the Delhi government, DMRC will be asked to conduct a detailed project report (DPR) on the corridors, identifying the actual alignment of the corridors, as well as carry out a ridership study. Officials said the final network for Phase IV would be decided only after another traffic study is conducted and the network's economic viability vetted. RITES will be engaged to do the ridership demand study, said the official.

DPRs of three new corridors – Yamuna Vihar to Shiv Vihar (3km), Dwarka to Najafgarh (5.5km) and Mundka to Tikri Border (6.31km) – are ready and are expected to be included in Phase III.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Blueprint-ready-for-Metro-Phase-IV/articleshow/11430888.cms

1 Dec, 2011, 04.07PM IST, PTI

Metro to cover whole of Delhi by 2021, no fare hike:Sreedharan

NEW DELHI: Delhi Metro will cover the whole of the capital in the next ten years and its effort would be to keep the fares minimal to make the modern transport system "very popular" and "affordable" to all.

The Phase-III, work on which has already started, will cover 103-km, the Phase-IV will bring another 104-km of the capital under the Metro map and a Phase-V may be required as the city is expanding, Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan said.

He also said Metro is the only viable and cheapest mode of modern transport network that would reduce congestion in densely populated cities of the country.

"Metro should cover the whole of the city. For this, Phase-III should be completed and then Phase-IV should also be completed. 2021 is our target (for connecting entire Delhi) that means another 10 years," he told PTI in an interview.

Asked how much of Delhi would the Metro cover, he said: "More or less the entire city we would cover. The city is expanding and population is increasing."

By the time the Phase-IV is completed in 2021, Sreedharan said, the Delhi Metro may have to redraw its plans as Phase-V would be required.

"It has to be a continous Metro building in Delhi to cope up with the population increase," he said.

However, the 'Metro Man' ruled out increase in passenger fare for the next one year unless the inflation is so high that "we have to make up for our expenditure."

"We have not thought of any revision. I don't think we will raise the fare for another one year unless the inflation is so high that we have to make up for our expenditure," he said in response to a query in this regard.

"We have no intention to increase the fares as it is although many people are prepared to pay more. We want to make it very popular, affordable so that people come away from the roads to the Metro," Sreedharan said.

 

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/transportation/railways/metro-to-cover-whole-of-delhi-by-2021-no-fare-hikesreedharan/articleshow/11070291.cms

 

मेट्रो का चौथा फेज बचाएगा जाम के जंजाल से

गुलशन राय खत्री ॥ नई दिल्ली

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

दिल्ली मेट्रो के चौथे फेज के लिए मेट्रो लाइनों के लिए डिटेल प्रोजेक्ट रिपोर्ट (डीपीआर) तैयार करने के लिए कहा गया है। अगर ये लाइनें तैयार हो गईं तो दिल्ली मेट्रो के कई रिंग बन जाएंगे। मुंडका से अब तक कीर्ति नगर आने वाले पैसेंजर द्वारका भी जा सकेंगे और नोएडा से आने वाले पैसेंजर मुकुंदपुर तक का सफर कर सकेंगे। महत्वपूर्ण है कि कई जगह तो रिंग के बीच रिंग बन जाएगा। हालांकि अभी यह अंदाजा नहीं लगाया गया है कि चौथे फेज के बाद मेट्रो में रोजाना कितने लोग सफर करेंगे, लेकिन मोटे तौर पर यह अनुमान है कि चौथा फेज पूरा होने पर पैसेंजरों का आंकड़ा 60 लाख से भी ऊपर पहुंच सकता है।

दिल्ली मेट्रो के चौथे फेज की जिस लाइन का सबसे ज्यादा फायदा होगा, वह मुकुंदपुर से दिलशाद गार्डन की लाइन होगी। दरअसल, तीसरे फेज में दिल्ली मेट्रो मुकुंदपुर से आनंद विहार और दिलशाद गार्डन होते यमुना विहार तक की लाइन तैयार करने जा रहा है। इस तरह अगर चौथे फेज में दिलशाद गार्डन से मुकुंदपुर तक की मेट्रो लाइन तैयार होती है तो इस तरह से मुकुंदपुर से मुकुंदपुर तक का रिंग तैयार हो जाएगा और इस पूरे रिंग की लंबाई 72 किलोमीटर हो जाएगी। महत्वपूर्ण है कि तीसरे फेज में ही मेट्रो नोएडा से कालिंदी कुंज होते हुए जनकपुरी वेस्ट तक की 33.5 किलोमीटर लंबी लाइन बना रहा है। लेकिन अब चौथे फेज में इसी लाइन को जनकपुरी वेस्ट से मुकुंदपुर तक बढ़ाने का इरादा है। इस तरह से यही लाइन 50 किलोमीटर से ज्यादा लंबी हो जाएगी। इसका फायदा यह होगा कि मुकुंदपुर से पैसेंजर पूर्वी दिल्ली में दिलशाद गार्डन की ओर और वहीं से पश्चिमी दिल्ली की ओर जा सकेंगे।

चौथे फेज की एक और लाइन पैसेंजरों के लिए सबसे ज्यादा फायदेवाली होगी। यह लाइन कीर्ति नगर से द्वारका सेक्टर-28 तक बनेगी। इसका मायने यह है कि अभी मुंडका से जो लाइन कीर्ति नगर तक आती है, उसे ही आगे द्वारका तक बढ़ाया जाएगा। जाहिर है कि अगर इस लाइन का अगर नैचुरल अलाइनमेंट बनाया जाता है तो यह लाइन कीर्ति नगर से मायापुरी और सागरपुर से जनकपुरी होते हुए द्वारका सेक्टर-28 तक पहुंचेगी। जाहिर है कि इससे द्वारका में ही एक बड़ा इंटरचेंज पाइंट बन जाएगा। इस तरह से मुंडका और इंद्रलोक के पैसेंजर भी सीधे द्वारका पहुंच सकेंगे। इस तरह से द्वारका से कीर्ति नगर का ही एक रिंग बन जाएगा यानी द्वारका से ब्लू लाइन के जरिए भी कीर्ति नगर तक पहुंचा जा सकेगा और ग्रीन लाइन के जरिए भी।

इसी तरह दक्षिण दिल्ली को भी एक नई लाइन मिलेगी। यह लाइन लाजपत नगर से मदनगीर की ओर बननी है। इस तरह से कश्मीरी गेट से बदरपुर होते हुए फरीदाबाद तक जाने वाली मेट्रो लाइन के बीच में से ही एक लिंक मदनगीर तक की लाइन को मिल जाएगा। इस तरह से यह लाइन भी वैसे ही बन जाएगी , जैसे ब्लू लाइन से पैसंेजर नोएडा भी जा सकते हैं और आनंद विहार भी। वैसे ही कश्मीरी गेट से आने वाले पैसेंजर बदरपुर , फरीदाबाद भी जा पाएंगे और मदनगीर भी। इस तरह से लाजपत नगर मेट्रो स्टेशन इंटरचेंज पॉइंट बन जाएग ा।

http://navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/delhiarticleshow/10772242.cms

Metro Ph-IV to link remote NCR areas

Thursday, 24 November 2011 00:50

Staff Reporter | New Delhi

With the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) all ready to start the preparation of the Detailed Project Report for Phase IV, efforts are on in right earnest to integrate remote areas on the outskirts of the national Capital with the heart of Delhi.

The national Capital will undergo a massive Metro network expansion plan in the next ten years with Delhi Metro extending its reach across the length and breadth of the city. The Delhi Metro has plans to bring remotely located areas in the National Capital Territory on its map by the end of Phase-IV.

The work on preparing the detailed project report (DPR) for the Phase-IV will begin in December as the DMRC expects the Delhi Government’s approval on the tentative corridors in a month’s time. Distant locations like Najafgarh, Chhawla, Dwarka, Barwala, Mukundpur, Azadpur, Madangir, Rithala, Bawana, Noida Sector-62 and Kheri Khurd Village in Faridabad are initially proposed to be connected with the Metro network. Lakhs of residents in these areas will be benefited immensely with the Metro, making commuting in these areas easier than ever before.

To begin with, the Delhi Metro will prepare DPRs for Yamuna Bank-Loni Border (11.97 km), Janakpuri West-Mukundpur (18.74 km), Mukdundpur-Dilshad Garden (17.54 km), Kirti Nagar-Dwarka Sector-28 (18.7 km), Badarpur to Delhi Aerocity (20.79 km), Lajpat Nagar to Madangir (7.33 km) and Azadpur to RK Ashram (8.30 km). Of these corridors, Mukundpur-Dilshad Garden and Kirti Nagar — Dwarka Sector-28 corridors are likely to be immensely beneficial to commuters as they will further augment connectivity in these areas. The proposed corridors would link the existing ones through different routes and thus will reduce the travel time and expense. The DMRC has already approved a Metro line between Yamuna Vihar and Mukundpur in its Phase-III project.

The Government, however, is yet to decide whether the nearly 12 km long Rithala-Bawana Metro corridor will be constructed in Phase-III or taken up in Phase-IV. The proposed Phase-IV will add another 104 km to the Metro network after completion of Phase-III which proposes 105 km. At present, Delhi Metro is 185 km long. With completion of the Phase-IV, Delhi Metro’s network will go up to 440 km by 2021, surpassing the 400 km long Tube, the London Underground Metro. Also, the daily ridership may also exceed 60 lakh, which is estimated to be approximately 40 lakh at the end of Phase-III in 2016.

“The focus in Phase-IV will be to connect areas that have not been linked with metro till Phase-III. This will include the interiors of Delhi as well as remote stations in the NCR. A proposal on tentative corridors has been sent to the Delhi Government. Soon after getting its nod, we will start preparing the detailed project report,” said Mangu Singh, Director (Works), Delhi Metro. He said the changes suggested by the Government will be incorporated and a fresh proposal will be prepared which will also take care of the traffic volume and transportation need in a particular area before finalising the corridors. He, however, said the DPR will be completed in nearly 18 months including all necessary sanctions and clearances from the concerned agencies.

Singh, who is set to succeed DMRC Managing Director E Sreedharan, said the Delhi Government has already identified the tentative routes through DIMTS and so the DMRC was hopeful to get the nod soon.

He said traffic survey will be conducted to assess the viability of new metro corridors and after getting approval from the Delhi Government, the corridors will be firmed up. In Phase-IV, the DMRC also plans to augment connectivity of the new proposed corridors with the existing corridors of Phase-I, II and III. “Besides extending the reach to external areas, our focus will be to cut short the travel time and reduce the travel expenses of the commuters,” said Kumar Keshav, Director (Project & Planning), DMRC.

He said traffic-transportation study, topographical survey of proposed alignment and geotechnical underground investigation will be started soon after getting the Government’s nod.

The Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath had on Thursday announced that the Delhi Metro has been asked to prepare the DPR for the Phase-IV. Nath said the DPRs would be made ready by the Delhi Metro in the next 18 months after which the corridors will be firmed up based on ground realities.

In May, the UD Minister had asked Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan to start preparing for the Phase-IV project. For Delhi Metro to increase its revenue, Nath said it has been allowed to construct one additional floor at select stations on the Phase-III so that they can be rented out to various firms. Three more corridors, Nath said, would be added to the Delhi Metro’s Phase-III and surveys would be conducted for Dwarka Sector 21 to Gurgaon Sector 29 (12 km), Shiv Vihar to Mukundpur and extension of Metro from Rithala to Bawana.

http://www.dailypioneer.com/city/22806-metro-ph-iv-to-link-remote-ncr-areas.html

Centre green light for Metro Phase IV

Express news service

Posted: Fri Nov 18 2011, 02:43 hrs New Delhi:

Even as the Delhi Metro awaits the requisite nods to begin construction work on the upcoming Phase III project, the Central government has asked the DMRC to start preparing detailed project reports (DPRs) for Phase IV.

The DMRC is now evaluating seven corridors for the fourth and final phase of the Delhi Metro, targeted for completion by 2021.

Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday announced that the DMRC has been given a time-frame of 18 months to submit the DPRs for Phase IV. The corridors will tentatively include the Yamuna Bank-Loni Border (11.97 km), Janakpuri West-Mukundpur (18.74), Mukundpur-Dilshad Garden (17.54 km), Kirti Nagar-Dwarka Sector 28 (18.17 km), Badarpur-Delhi Aerocity (20.79 km), Lajpat Nagar-Madangir (7.33 km) and Azadpur-RK Ashram (8.30 km) routes.

“Once the DPRs are prepared, the final routes of the corridors will be firmed up. After the completion of Phase IV by 2021, another 104 km will be added to the Delhi Metro network, taking the total coverage area to 440 km — surpassing even the London Underground. We expected to complete the DPRs within the next 18 months,” Nath said.

The Delhi Metro is already working on four lines spanning 103 km for Phase III, with 67 stations and 3 depots, at a cost of Rs 35,242. In addition to the sanctioned corridors — Mukundpur-Yamuna Vihar, Janakpuri West-Kalindi Kunj, Central Secretariat-Kashmere Gate and Jahangirpuri-Badli — another 13.87-km line is being considered from YMCA Chowk, Badarpur, to Faridabad.

Nath said the government is considering the DPRs for three other corridors — Dwarka-Najafgarh, Yamuna Vihar-Shiv Vihar and Mundka-Bahadurgarh — as part of the Phase III project. In the end, the Delhi Metro is expected to have a total network of 312 km with a total ridership of about 40 lakh passengers per day, he added.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/centre-green-light-for-metro-phase-iv/877497/

 

17 Nov, 2011, 10.02PM IST, PTI

DMRC to prepare DPR on 7 seven corridors under Phase-4

NEW DELHI: Seeking to make Delhi Metro network bigger than the London Underground, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath has asked DMRC to prepare Detailed Project Reports for seven possible corridors under the Phase-IV project.

Setting his eyes on increasing the Delhi Metro's network from the current 185 km to 440 km by 2021, Nath said the DPRs would be made ready by the new age transport system in the next 18 months after which the corridors will be firmed up based on ground realities.

While the Phase-III, work on which will start shortly, will cover 103 km, the proposed Phase-IV will be of 104 km and Nath said he has recommended a few more corridors to be added to the Phase-III project for their early completion.

Delhi Metro will prepare DPRs for Yamuna Bank-Loni border (11.97 km), Janakpuri West to Mukundpuri (18.74) km, Mukdundpur to Dilshad Garden (17.54 km), Kirti Nagar-Dwarka Sec-28 (18.7 km), Badarpur to Delhi Aerocity (20.79 km), Lajpat Nagar to Madangir (7.33 km) and Azadpur to R K Ashram (8.30 km), Nath said.

The proposed corridors would link the existing ones through different routes.

Soon after taking over as Urban Development Minister in January this year, Nath said his aim would be to see Delhi Metro grow bigger than the Tube, whose length is a little over 400 km. In May, he asked Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan to start preparing for the Phase-IV project.

For Delhi Metro to increase its revenue, Nath said it has be allowed to construct one additional floor at select stations on the Phase-III so that they can be rented out to various firms.

"Intensive development on transport corridor is what we are planning. Through this, Delhi Metro can raise money for future projects," he told a press conference here.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/transportation/railways/dmrc-to-prepare-dpr-on-7-seven-corridors-under-phase-4/articleshow/10771866.cms

Delhi Metro Phase III to add 103 km to existing network

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI, November 18, 2011

With work beginning on Phase III of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the Central Government has decided to expand the metro network further, and DMRC has already been directed to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for Phase IV, which is likely to add another 104 km to the metro network, Union Minister for Urban Development Kamal Nath said here on Thursday.

Mr. Nath was speaking at a press conference to discuss metro rail projects in India. “With urbanisation in India increasing rapidly, especially in cities like Delhi, there is an urgent need to cater to the mobility of people much more, and an environmentally-safe public transport system like the Delhi Metro has top priority,” he said.

Phase III of the DMRC will be built at a cost of Rs. 35,242 crore, adding another 103 km to the existing metro network in Delhi. Calling it the “largest infrastructure project ever sanctioned in the country,” Mr. Nath said Government is also considering DPRs for extension of the proposed Phase III.

The new routes under consideration include 5.5 km between Dwarka and Najafgarh (Rs. 1,070 crore), 2.7 km between Yamuna Vihar and Shiv Vihar (Rs. 170 crore) and another 11.5 km between Mundka and Bahadurgarh at a cost of Rs. 1,990 crore.

The tentative corridors for the proposed Phase IV include Yamuna Bank to Loni Border (11.97 km), Janakpuri West to Mukundpur (18.74 km), Mukundpur to Dilshad Garden (17.54 km), Kirti Nagar to Dwarka Sector- 28 (18.17 km), Badarpur to Delhi Aerocity (20.79 km), Lajpat Nagar to Madangir (7.33 km) and Azadpur to R. K. Ashram (8.90 km). The DPRs for Phase IV are likely to be ready within the next 18 months.

“DMRC has been asked to conduct detailed surveys for additional lines from Dwarka Sector- 21 to IFFCO Chowk, Shiv Vihar to Mukundpur and Rithala to Bawana,” said Mr. Nath. With completion of the proposed Phase IV by 2021, the Delhi Metro is likely to cover about 440 km, surpassing the London underground, he added.

More than 18 lakh people travel by the Delhi Metro everyday. “By the end of Phase III, which is expected to be completed by 2016, the Delhi Metro would have a total network of 312 km with a total ridership of about 40 lakh passengers per day,” said Mr. Nath.

There are also plans underway to increase the capacity and frequency of trains on the existing Delhi Metro network. “Presently, about 2,500 train trips are performed with 199 trains comprising 922 coaches. Two coaches have been added to 93 trains already, and supply of additional 212 coaches at a total cost of Rs. 1,800 crore is likely to begin in May 2012,” said Mr. Nath.

Mr. Nath also said that DMRC supplements the bus rapid transit system (BRTS) and should not be seen as an alternative to it.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/article2638766.ece

2021 promise: Access to a Metro in city every 0.5km (Delhi Metro Phase III and IV)

NEW DELHI: After completion of Phase II of construction by the end of this month, Delhi Metro network will cover an impressive 190km in the capital. But those who haven't been included in the Metro map needn't worry. With two more phases already in the pipeline, the Metro masterplan for 2021 envisages bringing the Metro within half a kilometre reach of every Delhiite.

The next phase of construction, Phase III, will add another 69.57km of Metro through six new corridors. The corridors include
•    25.66-km line from Anand Vihar to Dhaula Kuan of which 12.52km will run underground,
•    12.40-km line from Mukundpur to Rajouri Garden of which 6.58km will be underground,
•     9.64-km line from Ashok Park to Delhi Gate of which 5.28km will be underground,
•     fully underground section from Central Secretariat to Red Fort (6.8km)
•    elevated extension of the existing Line 2 from Jehangirpuri to Badli (3.43km).
•    A sixth section (11.64km) is proposed from the existing Metro station at Noida Sector 18 to Malviya Nagar via Kalindi Kunj.

 

 

Delhi government has proposed changes in the alignments of all the six corridors but a final decision is awaited.

The Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) prepared by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the new sections, have been submitted to Delhi government for approval. The construction of the lines will start after the Delhi government's empowered committee headed by the cabinet secretary and group of ministers (GoM) gives its nod. The funding for the new phase is also going to be a problem for a cash-strapped government which has already exhausted all its funds on the Commonwealth Games.

The government is reportedly approaching Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to pay in part for the Metro since it is being felt that several DDA colonies in the city have benefiting from the Metro. For the entire cost of the project, estimated around Rs 14,500 crore, DMRC has requested Delhi government to try for JICA funding.

''JICA regards Delhi Metro as one of the best projects that they have funded. So they will be willing to release the funds. We have conveyed this to Delhi government. But the shares might change as we are looking at 40% funding from JICA loan and the rest from equities,'' said an official. The corporation will also look at issuing bonds as an option for funding in case the other sources don't work out.

Before the actual construction of a line commences, there are several other formalities which need to be completed. Before the work starts, DMRC will have to seek approval from the government, identify land requirements and take permission for tree cutting and utility diversion from local bodies. Phase III has a 2015 deadline.

The Delhi Metro masterplan — which has a 2021 deadline — envisages an integrated transportation network spanning over 381.11km. Phase IV will add several semi-urban locales to the network through links from Sarai Kale Khan to Sonia Vihar and Reola Khanpur, Palam to Mukundpur, Dwarka to Barwala, Ghazipur to Noida sector 62, Dwarka sector 21 to Chhawla and Ajronda to Kheri Khurd, adding another 76.3km.

Source: Time Of India:Delhi Metro 2021 Plans