DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has released Rs 130 crore for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to facilitate the construction of the new metro line in Narela. DDA has taken this step because the area, where most of its new housing projects are concentrated, faces connectivity issues. The DMRC has planned a 23-km-long Metrolite corridor between Rithala and Narela as part of its Phase-IV project.
The DDA wants the project to be facilitated as Narela sub-city is one of the three sub-city projects of DDA and is being developed to provide for the housing requirement of the national capital which is increasing. The Metro corridor will pass through sectors 25, 26, 31, 32 and 36 in Rohini, Barwala, Pooth Kalan, Bawana industrial areas 1 and 2, and Narela.
“The DDA is actively working with the DMRC to bring metro connectivity to the far-flung areas of Northwest Delhi. A series of meetings were held by the DDA with DMRC and other stakeholders to finalise the Metro route alignment for Rithala-Bawana-Narela to serve the already constructed housing pockets in the Narela Sub-city Project,” said a senior official.
DDA housing schemes of Narela Sub-city were less preferred in comparison to other areas of Delhi because there is absence of a public Mass Rapid Transportation System. The proposed metro route would improve the accessibility and connectivity to the people of Narela, he added.