DELHI (Metro Rail News): Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has conducted a survey on the possibilities of running light metro on the route between Shastri Park and Kondli in Yamunapar. DMRC is currently working on the plan to build a new corridor on which the low-cost light metro will run. The feasibility report on this has already been sent to the government. They will start preparing the Detail Project Report (DPR) of this corridor as soon as the approval is received from the government.
The metro officials said that at present the people of this area are connected to the metro network through feeder buses. Metro Managing Director Mangu Singh said that the plan to run Light Metro between Shastri Park and Kondli is true and added that they have sent a feasibility report to the government long back. If approved this corridor will be 15kms long.
If the construction of this corridor is approved many parts of the eastern district which are located between the Blue Line (Vaishali to Dwarka) and the Pink Line corridor passing through Vikas Marg will be directly connected. Shastri Park, Purana Seelampur, Gandhi Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Lake, Laxmi Nagar, Mandawali, Vinod Nagar till Kondli will also be connected by this corridor. He said that further work on this would start only after getting approval from the government and at present, this file is only under consideration with the Transport Department.
Currently, there is no direct connection between these areas and it is the busiest route of Metro Feeder Bus. A total of 22 metro feeder buses intersects on this route. Metro also runs its own feeder buses which connects adjoining areas of Kondli, Mayur Vihar Phase III, Kalyanvas, Mayur Vihar Phase II, Pandav Nagar, Shakarpur, Laxmi Nagar, Geeta Colony, Ramesh Park, Gandhi Nagar, Pushta Road. If the corridor is built it will benefit at least a dozen of these areas.
Light Metro can be operated even with fewer resources and facilities. In many cities, this type of new technology is used when there is not enough space. Such a metro can also be operated with three coaches in it. Its speed is less than the normal metro and the cost is also reduced by up to 40 percent.