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Metro to reach South Delhi before Commonwealth Games

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Mar 3 (UNI) Delhi Metro Rail Corp's corridor connecting South Delhi with Central Delhi will pass through posh areas of Udyog Bhavan, Race Course, Jor Bagh, INA Market, AIIMS, Green Park, Delhi IIT and Police Training School, Union Minister for Urban Development Ajay Maken said.

DMRC's phase II line from Central Secretariat to Qutub Minar with eight intermediate stations was targeted to be fully completed by June 2010 before the Commonwealth Games began, he told Parliament.

In response to a question whether shopping areas of Yusuf Sarai and Safdarjung Airport would be affected by the proposed project, he said though the metro corridor in this stretch would be underground, some land would be required for entry/exit to the stations and technical facilities for underground stations.

However, details would be known only after extact design of the route and stations were completed.

In reply to a question in Lok Sabha, the minister denied that there was any shortage of coaches with the Delhi Metro.

There were 220 coaches under operation at present with the DMRC, he added.

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