NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Clearing the way for starting construction work of Delhi Metro Phase-IV, the standing committee of North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Thursday approved the transfer of land at four sites for building viaducts and pillars for the RK Ashram Marg-Majlis Park and Janakpuri-Majlis Park corridors.
Three of the four land pockets are with the horticulture department of Rohini zone, while one is being used by the engineering department. The four patches of land measure 507.3 sqm, 112 sqm, 423.3 sqm and 298.97 sqm. A report of the standing committee stated that for a permanent transfer, the entire land cost needed to be paid. For temporary transfer, 5% of the land cost must be paid yearly. An annual payment of Rs 16.5 lakh was proposed for the temporary transfer of the land.
“Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) won’t be able to use the land for commercial purposes without taking permission from the municipal corporation. Also, DMRC cannot sublet or lease the land to other parties on concessional rates for any revenue-generating purposes”, an official said.