50 Percent Work Completed; Covid, Delayed Permissions, Slowed Project, Says DMRC

50 P.c Work Accomplished; Covid, Delayed Permissions, Slowed Venture, Says DMRC

DMRC officers stated the Delhi Metro Section 4 enlargement venture is progressing quickly with a goal of opening all three precedence corridors comprising 65 kilometres of recent strains by 2026.

Delhi Metro Phase 4: 50 Percent Work Completed; Covid, Delayed Permissions Halted Project, Says DMRC
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Delhi Metro: The fourth section of Delhi Metro is nicely heading in the right direction for its estimated 2026 opening as over 50 % work on all three precedence corridors below the fourth section enlargement venture, the Delhi Metro Rail Company (DMRC) stated Sunday.

DMRC officers stated the Section 4 enlargement venture is progressing quickly with a goal of opening all three precedence corridors comprising 65 kilometres of recent strains by 2026.

Covid-19, delay in permissions slowed venture

They stated the progress of the Section 4 enlargement venture, which has been set a goal of 2026 for for operationalising the brand new 65-kilometre community, was considerably impacted for over 2 years, 2020 to 2022, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the fact that work on the venture started in December 2019.

Moreover, the delay in getting permissions to chop bushes additionally slowed down the venture, they stated.

Over 50 % work accomplished

A high DMRC official stated work on the enlargement venture had been going solely because the previous one-and-a-half to 2 years, giving the company about 4 years to finish the enlargement venture.

“At current, greater than 50 per cent progress has already been achieved on all three corridors. On the Majlis Park-Maujpur hall, about 80 per cent civil work has been accomplished,” the stated DMRC principal government director of company communications Anuj Dayal.

“Tunneling work is in progress on numerous stretches of the Aerocity-Tughlakabad (Golden Line) and the Janakpuri West-RK Ashram Marg (Magenta Line) corridors,” he added.

A number of extensions to be operational in close to future

Dayal knowledgeable that regardless of the hindrance brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and delay in getting numerous permissions, the Section 4 part from Janakpuri West to Krishna Park Extension is now virtually full and is more likely to open by August.

Your entire Majlis Park-Maujpur hall can also be more likely to open subsequent 12 months. The remaining sections of the precedence corridors are anticipated to open in phases by 2026, he stated.

Nevertheless, sure permissions for tree chopping and acquisition of land pockets at remoted areas are nonetheless pending, the official stated.

The venture is being monitored at numerous ranges day by day and web site visits are taken up on the highest degree to expedite the work. Permissions to chop bushes are being pursued at acceptable ranges, Dayal stated.

Two extra corridors below Section 4 — Inderlok-Indraprastha and Saket G Block-Lajpat Nagar — additionally obtained approval lately.

The DMRC is looking for clearances for land acquisition, clearing forests and chopping bushes. Additional processes on planning and tendering for civil works are underway, Dayal stated.

(With PTI inputs)

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