India approves three extensions to Delhi Metro

9 August 2012 (Last Updated August 9th, 2012 18:30)

The Indian Government has approved three extensions of Delhi Metro as part of the third phase of the system's expansion.

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The Indian Government has approved three extensions of Delhi Metro as part of the third phase of the system's expansion.

During this phase, Delhi Metro will be extended by 11km from Mundka to Bahadurgarh in Haryana at a cost Rs19.91bn ($360.4m).

The Haryana section of the line will span 4.875km, while the Delhi segment will be 6.307km long and will be the third Metro route to Haryana, which already connects to Gurgaon and Faridabad.

Out of the planned investment, about Rs9.12bn ($165m) will be spent for the Haryana segment, while the remaining Rs10.79bn ($195m) will be for the Delhi segment.

About Rs7.88bn ($142.67m) will be funded by the Haryana government for the project; Haryana authorities will also provide ten hectares of land in the state for establishing a Metro depot.

"Construction work on the line is scheduled to start by the end of 2012 and is expected to be completed by March 2016."

Seven new metro stations are planned to be built at Mundka Industrial Area, Ghevra, Tikri Kalan, Tikri Border, Modern Industrial Estate, Bahadurgarh Bus Stand and City Park between Mundka and Bahadurgarh.

Construction work on the line is scheduled to start by the end of 2012 and is expected to be completed by March 2016.

After completion, about 96,000 passengers will use the Metro facility daily, and by 2021-2022, users on the metro are expected to go up to 148,000.

The Mukundpur-Yamuna Vihar metro line will be extended by 2.7km to Shiv Vihar, adding two stations.

The extension will cost Rs2.8bn ($50m), which will be covered by the Indian Government and a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The Metro line from Dwarka to Najafgarh will be extended by 5.5km to serve four stations including Dwarka, Najafgarh Depot, Municipal Corporation and Najafgarh.

The extension will cost Rs10.7bn ($191m), which will be shared between the government and the government of Delhi, while Rs3.6bn ($65m) will be sourced from a JICA loan.


Image: Under the project, the Delhi Metro line from Dwarka to Najafgarh will be extended by 5.5km to serve four stations.