Metro Phase III gets approval

August 10th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS  

Pranab Mukherjee New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Delhi Metro’s phase III project got the go-ahead from the central government Tuesday.

The green signal was given by the Empowered Group of Ministers which met here Tuesday. The meeting was chaired by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and also attended by Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit, Lt-Governor Tejinder Khanna, and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Chairman E. Sreedharan.

“The phase III was approved by the EGoM,” Dikshit said.

The 103.5-km phase III network will have five corridors — Mukundpur to Yamuna Vihar, Janakpur West to Kalandi Kunj, Central Secretariat to Kalandi Kunj, Central Secretariat to Kashmere Gate and Jahangirpuri to Badli.

There will be a total of 67 stations in phase III. The project is expected to be completed by March 2016.

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