Date Of Post: 15 Mar, 2018
New Delhi: PPP (Public-Private Partnership) is the standard model and the Centre supports it, Union housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, after the Delhi Metro sent a proposal to the AAP and the Union Government asking them to involve private entities for running trains under its phase-4 project.
About The Proposal-
- In January, the DMRC had written to both the Centre and the Arvind Kejriwal Government in Delhi, seeking approval for allowing private players to run trains in at least 3 of the 6 proposed corridors.
- Both the Centre & the Delhi government have a 50% stake in the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation).
- Puri said,”PPP model is a national model. There is no other model.”
- Asked whether the central government would support this model in the Delhi Metro phase-4, the he said, “Why not. The Centre is doing so everywhere. We had also implemented PPP model in Hyderabad (metro) too.”
- Under PPP model, private entities can run trains while tracks would be laid by the DMRC, according to a DMRC official.
About Phase-4 Project-
- Under The phase-4 project of the Delhi Metro, which would add round 70 stations to the network, a total of 31.47 kilometres of new lines will be underground while 64.39 km tracks would be elevated.
Among the projects chosen under Phase-IV are-
- Rithala-Narela (21.73km)
- Janakpuri West-R K Ashram (28.92km)
- Mukundpur-Maujpur (12.54km)
- Inderlok-Indraprastha (12.58km)
- Tughlakabad-Aerocity (20.20 km)
- Lajpat Nagar-Saket G-Block (7.96 km)
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