NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): On Wednesday, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said that the first civil contract of the Phase IV network has been awarded for construction of a segment of the Janakpuri West-R.K. Ashram Marg corridor.
The corridor is set to be an extension of the existing Magenta Line, which connects Janakpuri West and Botanical Garden.
A DMRC official said that “The contract includes the construction of a portion of the Janakpuri West-R.K. Ashram Marg corridor with 10 stations, including Keshopur, Paschim Vihar, Peeragarhi, Mangolpuri, West Enclave, Pushpanjali, Deepali Chowk, Madhuban Chowk, Prashant Vihar, and North Pitampura”.
The construction work is likely to begin by the end of November and is scheduled to be completed within 30 months, the corporation said in a statement.
According to the statement, “The 28.92-km-long Janakpuri West-RK Ashram Marg corridor will come up with 22 stations. The given work involves the part design and construction of the elevated viaduct, elevated ramp, siding line, and station buildings,”.
The Aerocity-Tughlakabad, Janakpuri West-RK Ashram Marg and Maujpur-Majlis Park corridor are three out of the six proposed corridors under Phase IV which were approved by the Centre.
The three approved corridors will add above 61 km to the existing DMRC network.
According to the statement, “The new metro lines shall be constructed across three different corridors comprising 45 metro stations. These new sections shall provide interconnectivity among the already operational sections of Delhi Metro”.