NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Delhi government on Friday, 6 May has approved the construction of two multi-modal integration (MMI) projects at the IIT metro station and Panchsheel Park metro station. The project intends to decongest the roads near metro stations and provide facilities such as last-mile connectivity.
As per the Delhi government, the project will boost convenience for the people, and the passengers travelling in the metro train, bus or taxi will not face any problems in reaching anywhere in the city. After the Public Works Department (PWD) and Delhi Metro complete their part of the project, the transport department will work on the other modes of transport.
The cost of this project is estimated at Rs 46 crore, meanwhile, PWD minister Manish Sisodia has said that the united efforts of PWD and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on the initiative actually reduced the cost of the project.
“The Arvind Kejriwal government is determined to provide hassle free commuting to the residents of Delhi. Our focus is to integrate the development works with the help of various agencies and in the process, reduce the cost of the projects and save time required for completing the project,” Deputy CM said.
Various agencies will work on the project together as the spaces outside the metro station fall under the jurisdiction of different government bodies such as PWD and the municipal corporations. Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal has directed DMRC to prepare a detailed MMI plan for the various agencies to implement in their areas.