The construction of Delhi Metro Phase IV is about to begin after a long delay of over three years.
Initially, the construction for the first portion of phase IV i.e between Janakpuri West-R K Ashram Marg corridor will begin. This route is the extension of Magenta Line that ply between Botanical Garden and Janakpuri West. According to the contract, 10 stations will be built at Keshopur, Paschim Vihar, Peeragarhi, Mangolpuri, West Enclave, Pushpanjali, Deepali Chowk, Madhuban Chowk, Prashant Vihar and North Pitampura. DMRC i.e. the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has already floated the tender for this construction.
The DMRC spokesperson informed that the present work involves designing and construction of the elevated viaduct, elevated ramp, siding line and station buildings and the construction is most likely to be commenced by November end and is estimated to be completed in 30 months.
The Janakpuri West-R K Ashram Marg corridor is 28.9km-long with 22 stations. This stretch is said to be the longest route in Phase IV.
In total, there are six corridors in Phase-IV and they are 104 kilometer long. After receiving approval from the Delhi Government for all six proposed corridors in December last year, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has received sanction on three priority corridors from the Union Government. These corridors include the Janakpuri West-RK Ashram Marg, Aerocity-Tughlakabad and Majlis Park-Maujpur.
Presently, Delhi Metro is busy with the preparation on the priority corridors as the new stretch will improve connectivity as interchanging will be offered on the already functioning routes of Delhi Metro, the spokesperson informed.