Delhi Metro phase 4 to start construction by August
Hauz Khas metro station will be transformed into big interchange hub along with three other stations INA, Rajouri Garden and Mayur Vihar Phase I stations. Hauz Khas station will be interchange hub for the upcoming Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden corridor and the three others on Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar corridor.
According to a report in The Indian Express, after the opening of the entire Phase III network, Hauz Khas interchange station will record a daily footfall of 1.69 lakh whereas Rajouri Garden will have 1.56 lakh passengers using it per day, followed by INA and Mayur Vihar Phase I metro stations, that will have 1.29 lakh and 1.13 lakh passengers per day respectively.
On Friday, the Delhi cabinet gave its nod to the fourth phase of Delhi Metro which will add 8.5 lakh new passengers to its network. The development was announced Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
The fourth phase will have six new routes with a total length of around 103 km, and will be completed in six years at a cost of around Rs 50,000 crore, Sisodia told reporters in New Delhi.
“The fourth phase of the Delhi Metro will provide the commuters a better connectivity with outer parts of the city and also to the Delhi Airport,”Sisodia said in the press conference after the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
“Once the construction begins following approval by the union government, DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) will submit a progress report of the project every month to the Delhi cabinet,” Sisodia said.
He added that once complete, the new lines will add 8.5 lakh passengers every day to the metro rider-ship.
“The fourth phase of metro is future-oriented as it will cover those routes where traffic problems exist or are expected to surface in the future,” Sisodia said adding “the Phase-IV of Delhi Metro will comprise a 67 kilometre elevated road and would add 79 stations to the metro network out of which 50 will be elevated”.