Metrolite system will not be sufficient for Rithala-Bawana-Narela corridor: DMRC

DMRC Chief Vikas Kumar said that previously they planned to build a Metrolite network but a new recommendation has been sent to the Centre recently.

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NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Metrolite system will not be sufficient for the Rithala-Bawana-Narela corridor therefore Delhi Metro has recommended a “three-coach” system with a provision for expansion proposed under Phase-4 because many infrastructure projects are upcoming in the area due to which large traffic is estimated.

DMRC Chief Vikas Kumar said that previously they planned to build a Metrolite network but a new recommendation has been sent to the Centre recently. The Union Cabinet in March 2019 had approved three out of the six corridors of the Delhi Metro’s phase 4 which will improve connectivity in Delhi.

“The original proposal was to build a regular metro network for the Rithala-Bawana-Narela corridor. The plan later was to have a Metrolite network which is for an area which has lighter commuter traffic,” Kumar said.

“But a major infrastructure project is planned there by the government under the TOD (transit-oriented development). And our assessment of the projected traffic volume in the area is much larger. So, we have recommended a three-coach metro system,” Kumar added.

“Also, the three-coach system shall have the provision for commensurate expansion in future, say to a six-coach system, so that platforms could be expanded too to accommodate the increased volume of traffic in future,” he added.

DDA officials had earlier said that several meetings had been held by authorities of DDA, DMRC and other stakeholders on the finalisation of the route alignment for the Rithala-Bawana-Narela corridor.

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