MoHUA i.e. the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation [DMRC] sanctioned construction of metrolite services on the Kirti Nagar-Dwarka route. This will be a maiden Light Urban Rail Transit System, known as Metrolite and it will be developed on a 20km-long stretch between Kirti Nagar and Dwarka Sector 25.
This will be the first time when metrolite coaches will be installed in the metro.
Durga Shankar Mishra, the Urban Affairs secretary, informed that the Metrolite trains will be structured in three-coach sets and will have a capacity for 300 passengers. He further added that the funding for this project will be based on a 50:50 ratio that is similar to the other metro projects.
The officials informed the incorporation of Metrolite rail coaches on the 21.7 km-long Rithala-Narela metro corridor will be the agenda for the next meeting. This corridor is a part of Phase IV of Delhi Metro.
The Kirti Nagar-Dwarka Sector 25 corridor will work as a feeder line for the entire metro rail network of the city. Another official informed that the DMRC has sanctioned the proposal to develop this line and has forwarded the same to the Centre and Delhi Government.
The work on this corridor will commence as soon as DMRC receives approval from the Central Government.
Earlier this month, the route between Dwarka and Najafgarh on the grey line has become operational. This is a total stretch of more than 4.2 km that connects the urban village area of Najafgarh with the rapid transit network. This line has three stations that are Dwarka for interchanging with Blue Line, Nangli and Najafgarh to connect outer Delhi locality of Najafgarh with other parts of the city.