New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation‘s latest project which is said to connect North and West Delhi with South and East Delhi is stuck over land acquisition and rehabilitation of affected people in Trilokpuri.
The project is supposed to be Delhi’s longest Metro line 58.6 Km long and connect the Mukundpur-Shiv Vihar corridor, but it will now operate in two segments because of the land acquisition issues.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has to rehabilitate over 108 residents but it is falling short of land. Only 66 families can be accommodated on the allotted plot. DMRC has requested the Delhi government for more land but the process will take time, this delays the construction of the metro line and will now be complete only in 2018.
DMRC chief Mangu Singh in relation to the problem said “In Trilokpuri ,we are not able to accommodate all these people on the piece of land the government has given to us .This is because the available land for the dwellings has reduced as the width of the road had to be increased . We have asked for additional land from the Delhi Urban Shelter improvement Board (DUSIB).”
DMRC hopes to open the rest of the line by March 2018 .The passengers from east Delhi areas such as Shiv Vihar , Welcome and Krishna Nagar will use Anand Vihar as an interchange to go to south Delhi or Gurgaon and Faridabad .Once the entire line is complete passengers can commute to Lajpat Nagar and INA directly without going to Rajiv Chowk .
The entire line was scheduled to be launched by December 2016.