The Delhi Cabinet on Friday gave its nod to the fourth phase of Delhi Metro which will add 8.5 lakh new passengers to its network, said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
The fourth phase will have six new routes with a total length of around 103 km, and will be completed in six years at a cost of around Rs 50,000 crore, he told reporters.
The fourth phase of the Delhi Metro will provide the commuters better connectivity with outer parts of the city and also to the Delhi Airport. Once the construction begins following approval by the Union government, DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) will submit a progress report of the project every month to the Delhi Cabinet.Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister
He added that once complete, the new lines will add 8.5 lakh passengers every day to the metro ridership.
The six new lines which connect outer Delhi and Aero City include the Rithala-Bawana-Narela, Janakpuri West-RK Ashram, Mukundpur-Maujpur, Inderlok-Indraprastha, Lajpat Nagar-Saket G-block and Aero City-Tughlakabad lines.
The total length of Rithala-Bawana-Narela line will be 21.73 km and it will have 16 stations while the 12.54 km long Mukundpur-Maujpur metro line will have six metro stations.
The Janakpuri West-RK Ashram metro stretch will be of 28.92 km with 18 elevated and seven underground metro stations on the line. The length of the Inderlok-Indraprastha metro line will be 12.58 km and will have 10 stations – all underground.
The 20.20-km-long Aero City-Tughlakabad line will have 10 underground and five elevated metro stations, while the Lajpat Nagar-Saket G-block metro stretch will be 7.96-km-long and have one underground and five elevated stations, while one station will be at grade (on the ground level).