Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will soon start work for the fourth phase of Delhi Metro. For this, the work of completing all the necessary formalities from the Delhi Metro is on pace. With the completion of the work of six corridors of the fourth phase, the journey of more than 30 lakh people of Delhi-NCR will become easier. The fourth phase of the project has a total length of 104 km under 6 corridors, to be constructed in a phased manner within five years. In this regard, the Supreme Court has also issued an order that it cannot wait any longer, the work of Metro Phase-4 should start at the earliest. Also, all six corridors are to be constructed in five years.
These are six corridors in Delhi Metro Phase Four
Mukundpur – Maujpur
Janakpuri West – RK Ashram
Rithala to Bawana and Narela
Aerocity – Tughlakabad
Indralok – Indraprastha
Lajpat Nagar – Saket G Block
It is worth noting that in the past, the ruling National Democratic Alliance government at the center and the ruling Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi have informed the Supreme Court that under the fourth phase of the metro, Mukundpur -Maujpur, RK Ashram-Janakpuri West and Aero City-Tughlakabad have been released for the corridor. According to the information given in the court, Rs 200 crore has been released by the Central Government and Rs 600 crore has been released by the Delhi Government. In December 2018, the total cost of construction of the three corridors was approved by the Delhi Cabinet of Rs 5,995 crore. At the same time, the construction of all these 6 corridors will cost a total of Rs 24,949 crore.
46 stations will be built
46 stations will be built on these three lines, of which 17 will be underground and 29 elevated. These lines will be decided by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) through a special venture in which the central government and the Delhi government have a 50-50 per cent stake.
Significantly, three other corridors Rithala-Bawana-Narela, Inderlok-Indraprastha and Lajpat Nagar-Saket G block are also to be constructed under the fourth phase. Under the fourth phase of the Delhi Metro project, the metro is to be expanded in a total length of 104 km. The Supreme Court has also said that the project is to be completed in five hours.
These will be the benefits of Phase Four
After the construction of these lines, many of the remaining parts of the capital will be connected to the metro network and a large number of passengers will benefit from it. With the increase in the number of interchange stations, passengers will be able to change the metro train from more places. The traffic burden on the roads will also be reduced. The commissioning of the Aerocity line will create another metro corridor to reach the airport. With this, the Delhi Metro network will cross the 400 km mark.
DMRC has deputed the Chief Project Managers and Project Managers to expedite the construction of the three phase-4 corridors. Engineers teams are working on the activities of soil testing, road survey, identification of utility and land requirements, finalization of construction designs and preparation of tender documents at various stages of Metro Pillar.
Earlier, it has been told in the Supreme Court on behalf of the Advocate of Delhi Government that the Delhi Government is ready to take the fourth step and all the formalities related to it have been completed by the Government. At the same time, during the hearing, the court was considering the report of Environmental Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), which reported that the fourth phase of work has been stuck since 2014. Despite this, the court asked for action on the entire disruption. Central government has already approved the fourth phase of metro rail in Delhi. According to the central government, the construction of all these corridors will cost a total of Rs 24,949 crore. With the approval of the Center, it was also claimed that after the construction of all these corridors, where people will get relief from the traffic jams on the roads, pollution will also reduce with ease of travel.