Ever since its inception, Delhi Metro has been wooing us with its convenience. And with three new & upcoming corridors, you can expect more comfort and convenience while taking the Delhi Metro.
DMRC is going to create a whole new web of routes and connections around Delhi. And here is everything you need to know about the Phase IV of Delhi Metro, which will become a reality sooner than you may think.
What's the update?
After a long wait, work along Delhi Metro's Phase IV is finally coming to fruition. The project had been stalled for many reasons but is now finally seeing the light of day. As part of Phase IV, there are a total of three new corridors that will connect to Delhi Metro's existing network.
What is Delhi Metro Phase IV?
Mukundpur-Maujpur, R K Ashram-Janakpuri West and Aero City-Tughlaqabad are just some of the major routes that are part of Phase IV. There are three other metro routes which are taking the backseat as of now and these are Rithala-Bawana-Narela, Inderlok-Indraprastha and Lajpat Nagar-Saket G Block. Since the former three routes are more in demand, one can see why DMRC is pulling this move.
As it turns out, the cost of constructing an entire new metro phase is no small change. The DMRC has procured a whopping ₹800 crores for the construction of everything- from tracks to stations with state of the art facilities. Over the past few years, Delhi metro stations have become rather futuristic and this time, things do not seem different.
The DMRC has managed to get this grant from the Supreme Court largely because in the past five years, the metro service has not incurred a single loss. Basically, people just can't get enough of the metro's facilities and convenience.
When can you expect the metro to start?
As of now, no plan has been released by the DMRC. The authorities are yet to begin work but we are expecting quick response from the constructors. The phase has been delayed for quite some time now and the DMRC will look to make it the top priority.
The wait for Delhi Metro Phase IV will be a long one but certainly worth it. Delhi Metro is always pushing the boundaries of what public transport in the National Capital should be and that is exactly what we want to see from DMRC.