NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): After a delay of more than three years, the construction of Delhi Metro’s Phase IV project is finally going to start by the end of this month.
The first civil contract of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC) Phase-IV project has been awarded for the construction of a portion of the Janakpuri West-R K Ashram Marg corridor, which is an extension of Magenta Line (Botanical Garden-Janakpuri West).
The contract includes the construction of a portion of the corridor, with 10 stations Keshopur, Paschim Vihar, Peeragarhi, Mangolpuri, West Enclave, Pushpanjali, Deepali Chowk, Madhuban Chowk, Prashant Vihar, and North Pitampura. This was also the first Phase IV tender to be floated by DMRC.
“The given work involves design and construction of the elevated viaduct, elevated ramp, siding line, and station buildings,” a DMRC spokesperson said. “The work on this corridor is expected to commence by November end and is scheduled to be completed within 30 months,” he said.
The 28.9km-long Janakpuri West-R K Ashram Marg corridor, Phase IV’s longest, will come up with 22 stations. The Phase-IV project comprises six corridors with a combined length of nearly 104 kilometers. While the Delhi government had approved all the six proposed corridors in December last year, three priority corridors 61.6 kilometers were approved by the Centre in March this year, including the Janakpuri West RK Ashram Marg.
The other two corridors are Aerocity-Tughlakabad (20.2 km) and Majlis Park-Maujpur (12.5 km). “At present, Delhi Metro is engaged in the preparatory work for the priority corridors of Phase-IV, under which 46 stations will be constructed,” the spokesperson said. “These new sections will provide interconnectivity among the already operational sections of Delhi Metro,” he said.