DMRC making rapid progress in its Phase 4 corridors

Currently, more than 50 percent of progress has been made on all three corridors.

DMRC making rapid progress in its Phase 4 corridors

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is progressing rapidly with its Phase 4 expansion work with the target of opening all three priority corridors comprising 65 kilometers of new lines by 2026.

Though work on the fourth phase of expansion started in December 2019, immediately after the finalization of tenders, the progress of work was significantly impacted from 2020 to 2022 for almost three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and delays in getting tree-cutting permissions.

At present, over 50 percent progress has already been achieved on all three corridors. On the Majlis Park – Maujpur section, about 80 percent of civil work has already been completed. Tunneling works are in progress on various stretches on the Aerocity – Tughlakabad (Golden Line) and the Janakpuri West – RK Ashram Marg (Magenta Line) corridors.

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Despite the adverse situation of COVID and the delay in various permissions, the Phase 4 section from Janakpuri West to Krishna Park Extension is now almost complete and is likely to be opened by August 2024.

The Majlis Park – Maujpur corridor is also likely to be opened during the next year. The rest of the sections of the priority corridors are expected to be opened in a phased manner by 2026. However, certain permissions for tree cutting and the acquisition of land pockets at isolated locations are still awaiting approval.

 

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Two more corridors under Phase 4, Inderlok – Indraprastha and Saket G Block – Lajpat Nagar have also received approval recently. DMRC at present is processing for statutory clearances including land acquisition from the concerned authorities, as per the official statement.

Additionally, Forest clearances and tree-cutting permissions are also being taken up at the appropriate levels. Further processes regarding the planning and tendering for civil works are in progress.

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