DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Union Urban Affairs Ministry & Delhi Metro rail corporation (DMRC) board approved Corridor Kirti Nagar-Dwarka, DMRC approving Metrolite 20-Km line from Kirti Nagar to Dwarka sector 25 currently. According to government official, Delhi could get its first stretch of metrolite, it is a cheaper, smaller & slower urban rail transit system compared to metro rail.
Union Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra said on Friday, that the DMRC board had recently approved the stretch and send it to Delhi Government.
According to the Urban Affairs secretary Durga Shankar Mishra, the Metrolite trains which will have three-coach sets, is able to comfortably accommodate 300 passengers. “This will be sufficient to handle passenger traffic on the route. The Centre will provide financial assistance in the ratio of 50:50 on the lines of regular metro rail projects.
As far as possible, Metrolite trains should be on the ground level, not elevated, in order to keep the cost of construction down, the guidelines say.
Asked about the proposal, a senior DMRC official said: “Last week the proposal to construct a 20-km line from Kirti Nagar to the Exhibition Centre in Dwarka Sector 25 was approved by the DMRC Board. The proposal will now be forwarded to both the Delhi government and the Centre for their approval following which the implementation can take place.”