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Delhi govt OKs elevated road corridors & 334 rolling stocks

Delhi govt OKs elevated road corridors & 334 rolling stocks

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government approved elevated road corridors on three Metro Phase-IV Corridors at three major stretches and also approved 334 additional rolling stocks for DMRC to allow it to add new coaches and trains on Phases. "This decision will allow the DMRC to add coaches to existing trains and run new trains depending on the rush of commuters of any route. The DMRC can decide how and where to add coaches to existing trains depending on technical feasibility," noted a statement from the government.

The whole Metro Phase-IV project includes 7.96 kolimetres long Lajpat Nagar-Saket G-block section, 12.54 kilometres long Mukundpur-Maujpur section, 12.58 kilometres Inderlok-Indraprastha section, 20.20 kilometres long Tughlakabad-Aerocity section, 21.73 kilometres long Rithala-Narela section and 28.92 kilometres long Janakpuri (west)-RK Ashram section. The elevated corridor will be at three stretches such as Rithala-Bawana-Narela - elevated corridor 21.73 kilometres, Janakpuri West-RK Ashram - elevated 21.18 kilometres and Mukundpur-Maujpur - elevated 12.54 kiloemtres.

"The total contribution of the Delhi government works out to Rs 9707.50 crore. The Phase-IV project commencing date is 1st January 2019 and the DMRC plans to execute all the six corridors simultaneously. The project completion date is estimated as 31st December 2024 for all six corridors," noted the statement. After the completion of Phase-IV, the total length of the Delhi MRTS in Delhi-NCR would be approximately 453.58 kilometres.

Meanwhile, the cabinet approved the Law Department's proposal for the conversion of temporary posts sanctioned for Fast Track courts into permanent posts i.e. 18 posts of Additional District Judges (ADJs) in Delhi Higher Judicial Services along with 86 posts of ancillary staff (meaning the necessary support staff required for running of courts).

The annual financial implication to the Delhi government for these permanent posts will be around Rs nine crore. Delhi government does not receive any financial assistance from the Government of India for these Fast Track Courts. In the year 2005, the Council of Ministers had approved creation of 115 posts (viz. 20 posts of Additional District Judges along with 95 ancillary staff) on temporary basis, initially for a period of one year and the arrangement was to be continued on year to year basis till funds were available or if the Government of India conveyed its approval for continuance of the Fast Track Court Scheme and provided funds for the purpose.

The Cabinet also approved the Administrative Reforms Department's proposal to authorise the department to take all operational decisions for the effective and successful implementation and expansion of the Doorstep Delivery of Public Services project.

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