Delhi Metro’s third phase approved

April 11th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday gave its nod to five Delhi Metro projects, including opening two new lines and extending three others.

The new lines will link Mukundpur with Yamuna Vihar and Janakpuri West with Noida Botanical Garden.

Three existing routes will be extended: the Badarpur-Central Secretariat line up to Kashmere Gate, the HUDA City Centre-Jahangirpuri up to Badli and the Dwarka-Noida line up to Najafgarh.

“The government is keen to extend the coverage of Delhi Metro as its services are reliable, fast, pollution free and hassle free,” Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit told the media.

She said the under-construction Kirti Nagar-Ashok Park Metro section was likely to be completed in two months.

Admitting that the Metro coverage was still not sufficient, Dikshit hoped that the new lines will improve the coverage.

According to Dikshit, 67 stations will come up under the 108-km third phase. Of this, 41 km will be underground and 67 km will be elevated. The anticipated cost is over Rs.30,000 crore.

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