There’s no denying that Delhi metro is the most integral part of the national capital. The metro has been around for almost a decade now and the expansions never stop. In a bid to connect the metro to more places in Delhi, preliminary work for Phase IV for Delhi metro has already begun. Only recently, the Delhi metro saw some major expansions in existing routes and now that a new phase is coming up, we’re all for it. Read on to know the details on the upcoming Delhi Metro phase IV
What’s the update?
To prepare for the Metro Phase IV’s actual construction work, the DMRC has already begun working on the preliminary aspects. Back in December, proposals and plans for the Phase IV had been approved, but no work had begun. Finally, since the preparations have begun, we can expect the construction to start soon.
However, readers must note that this phase of Delhi metro is still stuck in limbo. Earlier in December, all six corridors were approved, but in March of this year, the plan was reworked and only three of the six corridors got approval. The reason given for this was that the Center was unable to bear with the logistic costs of the metro.
Since there is this uncertainty, the DMRC is utilizing this time to the best of their efforts. They have already begun geological surveys and how they will plan out the corridors.
What is Phase IV’s route?
The length of Delhi metro’s phase IV comes to a total of almost 100-kilometers, which makes it one of the longest and important routes of the Delhi metro. A large section of the phase passed through Janakpuri West and RK Ashram Marg, both of which are high traffic areas.
Additionally, some of the stations along the corridor’s route are Keshopur, Paschim Vihar, Peeragarhi, Mangolpuri, West Enclave, Pushpanjali, Deepali Chowk, Madhuban Chowk, Prashant Vihar and North Pitampura. Most of these areas lack proper connectivity to the metro and it is great that they will finally get to avail of the lifeline of the city.