DMRC Chief Shri Vikas Kumar said that about 40 percent work on the Phase-IV project of the Delhi Metro has been completed, and the first section of a priority corridor shall be operational by July 2024. In an interview to PTI, the DMRC chief said that the first section, about 2.5-3 km in length, Janakpuri West to Krishna Park (Extension) is planned to be opened by July 2024. The next in line, Majlis Park-Maujpur stretch, is expected to be operational by March 2025.
The Delhi Metro Phase-IV project had begun in December 2019 and was originally expected to be completed by December 2024. However, due to the delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, fresh targets had to be set. “I don’t see any major cost overrun, due to the pandemic. But, delay, as I told you, we have already shifted the milestones,” Shri Kumar was quoted as saying.
Currently, the construction work is underway on three priority corridors:
Janakpuri West-RK Ashram Marg (28.92 km)
Majlis Park-Maujpur (12.55 km)
Aerocity-Tughlakabad (23.62 km)
This totals a 65.2-km stretch spanning 45 stations. The first two are extensions of the already operational Magenta Line and Pink Line. The third one will connect the Violet Line and Airport Line from their respective ends, and will be called ‘Silver Line’.