New Delhi: The residents of Najafgarh, Shiv Vihar and Bahadurgarh in Haryana who were expected to avail metro facility in the fourth phase of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation would now enjoy this gift of commutation seven years ahead of its schedule.
According to reports, the DMRC has sent a proposal to the Ministry of Urban Development for connecting Delhi’s Najafgrah, Shiv Vihar and Haryana’s Bahadurgarh in the Phase III itself, and achieve the target by 2015-16.
Initially, the Najafgarh line was under Phase IV of the metro expansion but in a detailed report presented before the Ministry, the DMRC expressed its capacity of completing the Dwarka-Najafgarh (5.5Kilometers), Yamuna Vihar-Shiv Puri (2.7 Kilometers) and Mundka-Bahadurgarh (11.5 kilometers) lines in the Phase III.
DMRC officials said, “Before starting any project we keep in mind the population of the area and the benefits people would get on completion of the project. We have noticed that with fewer difficulties these routes can be finished before time and benefit many people.”
The corridors which have been approved on the Phase-III are Mukundpur to Yamuna Vihar - Anand Janakpuri West to Kalinidikunj, Central Secretariat to Kashmere Gate. This will be the longest route of the DMRC so far and will be known as Lines 7 and 8.
The Ministry has asked the DMRC to monitor three other routes which will be added to the fourth phase; Dwarka Sector 21- Gurgoan Sector 29 IFFCO Chowk (12 Kilometers), Shiv Vihar-Mukundpur (18 kilometers) and Rithala-Bavana (7.5 kilometers).
The DMRC is also trying to connect the Dwarka- IFFCO Chowk metro with the Airport Express line.