Union Cabinet likely to approve 2 more Delhi Metro corridors today, ET RealEstate

March 13, 2024

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NEW DELHI: Union cabinet is likely to approve the development of two more Delhi Metro corridors — Lajpat Nagar to GBlock in Saket and Inderlok to Indraprastha — on Wednesday, barely days before the dates for Lok Sabha election are announced. The two stretches have cumulative length of around 20 km.

Sources were tight lipped about the cost of these stretches under the DMRC Phase-IV, which will provide direct connectivity. While the 8-km long Lajpat Nagar-Saket G Block corridor will have eight stations, the 12-km Inderlok-Indraprastha line will have 10 stations.

“These two lines will bring down the travel time as passengers won’t have to take long detours (by trains) to reach the destinations. These will connect busy commercial areas. Once the projects are approved, DMRC will start the bidding process. There is a greater need to connect more part of Delhi with Metro to deal with increasing congestion,” said a source.

Officials said expediting the two corridors is part of the Centre’s vision to ease travel in Delhi-NCR and also to curb pollution. PM Narendra Modi on Monday had reiterated his govt’s holistic vision for infrastructure development in the region while stating that the expansion of Metro lines are aimed at easing traffic congestion and reducing pollution in the region.

Recently, Delhi govt had approved MoUs for development of three Metro Rail lines and had also said it was trying to get approval for three other corridors under Phase IV.

  • Published On Mar 13, 2024 at 09:01 AM IST

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