Date of Post: 20 Dec, 2018
New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday approved the much-awaited Phase-IV project of the Delhi Metro. In a first, the government has also decided to construct elevated roads under 3 metro corridors – Rithala-Bawana-Narela, Janakpuri West-R K Ashram and Mukundpur-Maujpur — of the total 6 under the 103km long Phase-IV.
Among the projects chosen under Phase-IV are:
- Rithala-Bawana-Narela (21.73 km, elavated)
- Janakpuri West-RK Ashram (28.92 km, 21.18-km elevated)
- Mukundpur-Maujpur (12.54 km, elevated)
- Inderlok-Indraprastha (12.58 km, underground)
- Aero City-Tughlakabad (20.2 km, 5.58-km elevated)
- Lajpat Nagar-Saket G Block (7.96 km, 5.89-km elevated)
- The approval, given at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, comes around 2-and-a-half years after it had given in-principle nod to the Phase-IV project.
- The Phase-IV project is expected to be completed by 2024.
- “The cabinet has approved the Phase IV of Delhi Metro. It will boost public transport in Delhi,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.
- The government would give its share of Rs 9,707 crore towards the construction work under the project, which is estimated to cost around Rs 45,000 crore, Sisodia said.
- The operating losses, if any, would be shared between the government and the Centre at a ratio of 50:50 for the project.
- In the financial year 2018-19 the government will release Rs 1,100 crore, followed by Rs 1,707.50 crore the next fiscal, Rs 1,773.50 crore in 2020-21, Rs 1,731.50 in 2021-22, Rs 16.2 crore in 2022-23 and Rs 1,208 crore in 2023-24.
- The cabinet approved construction of the elevated roads on Rithala-Bawana-Narela, Janakpuri West-RK Ashram and Mukundpur-Maujpur.
- Sisodia said that the corridors will be constructed by the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) and the entire cost would be borne by the government.
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