Date of Post: 30 Oct, 2018
New Delhi: The Delhi government is likely to give its approval to the Phase-IV of Delhi Metro rail in the next cabinet meeting as its Transport department has started work to prepare a note on the project that will be placed in the meeting.
- After Delhi government’s in-principle approval in February 2016, it was estimated to be completed by 2021.
- But a final decision on this yet to be taken by the Delhi Cabinet.
- The senior Delhi government official said, “Transport minister Kailash Gahlot has directed the department to put up a note on Phase-IV of Delhi Metro in next cabinet meeting.”
- Last week, Gahlot said that the government will soon give it’s nod to Delhi Metro Phase-IV project.
- The project estimated to cost around Rs 53,000 crore, including cost of coaches, was stuck up due to the AAP dispensation’s doubts over financial viability of some of the routes.
- The official said, “Delhi government’s liability in the project stands to around Rs 14,000 crore spread over seven years.”
- The Delhi government is likely to give its approval to all the 6 proposed corridors of the project despite its earlier reservation.
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