Date of Post: 27 Feb 2019
In the budget presented on Tuesday, Delhi Metro’s Phase IV was allocated Rs 500 crore.Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia presented a Rs 60,000 crore budget for 2019-20 in Delhi Assembly laying emphasis on the education, health and transport sectors.The 104-km-long Metro Phase-IV project was estimated to be completed by 2021 after Delhi government’s in-principle approval to it in February 2016.
- The Delhi’s Finance Minister, said, “The government has approved the proposal of Phase-IV of Delhi Metro Project comprising 6 corridors with the length of 103.93 km.With the completion of the Phase-IV project, the total length of the Delhi Metro network will become 453.93 km,”
- Among the projects chosen under the Phase-IV are :
- Rithala-Narela (21.73 km),
- Janakpuri West-R K Ashram (28.92 km),
- Mukundpur-Maujpur (12.54 km),
- Inderlok-Indraprastha (12.58 km),
- Tughlakabad-Aerocity (20.20 km),
- Lajpat Nagar-Saket G-Block (7.96 km).
Recent Developments :
- The Delhi Metro had been given a grant of Rs 414.70 crore in the Union Budget 2019-20 as against Rs 50 crore in the last fiscal.
- The Arvind Kejriwal government had cleared the Phase-IV project in December last year and sent it to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
- After the approval of Phase-IV project, Mr Sisodia had said the city 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
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