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Delhi Metro gets Rs 1,156 crore

Delhi Metro on Wednesday got a Budgetary allocation of Rs 1,156 crore for construction of its ambitious Phase-IV project that envisages extending the modern transport system further in the city.

Addressing the Assembly while presenting the Budget, the Deputy CM said "the existing metro network is 189 kilometers and on completion of Phase-III of DMRC it will be increased to about 325 kms. The work of Metro Phase- IV will be started in 2017-18 and will be completed by December 2021." The Delhi government has approved the fourth phase of the Delhi Metro that will take the city's transport lifeline to outer parts of the Capital and bolster connectivity to the airport. Construction on the fourth phase that comprises six lines will start in 2017 and is scheduled to end in three years. The 104-kilometre network is expected to carry 1.5 million passengers daily. The new phase will also benefit South Delhi residents as it will provide them an option of taking the Metro to go to the airport and other localities.

The DMRC originally proposed to build a 20-km-long corridor between the existing Aerocity and Tughlakabad Metro stations but has now extended it to Terminal 1 station. The line will go through densely populated areas such as Sangam Vihar, Saket, Mehrauli, Vasant Kunj and Mahipalpur in South Delhi. Six lines — Inderlok–Indraprastha, Tughlakabad–Terminal 1, Lajpat Nagar–Saket G-Block, Janakpuri (West)-RK Ashram and Mukundpur-Maujpur are proposed in Phase IV.
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