Bids invited for extension of Airport Express till Dwarka Sec 25
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has invited bids for the construction of the 1.5-km-long extension of the Metro's Airport Express line till Dwarka Sector 25, as well as the upcoming station at the same location. DMRC had announced its plans to build a new underground station at Dwarka Sector 25, which will be located near an upcoming international convention centre. Currently, the high-speed corridor runs between the New Delhi station and Dwarka Sector 21. The Metro floated the tender recently, while the feasibility survey of the project was undertaken last year, after the Centre proposed that the convention centre be brought under the fold of the high-speed metro network.
A DMRC spokesperson said bids for the project would be accepted till August 14 and the tender opened on August 16. Last December, the Centre had approved the project master plan for the proposed Rs 26,000-crore international exhibition -cum-convention centre which, when completed, will be one of the biggest in Asia. The phase-I of the convention centre project is expected to be commissioned by June 2019. The 23-km-long Airport Corridor (Orange Line), which struggled to attract commuters at one point, has six stations.