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CM discusses new Delhi Metro routes with E Sreedharan

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 5 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today discussed the possibility of extending Delhi Metro to different parts of the capital with DMRC MD E Sreedharan.

Outer Delhi MP Sajjan Kumar had requested Ms Dikshit to use her good offices in providing metro link between Dwarka and Najafgarh and extension of metro from Jahangirpuri to Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar in Phase-II of Delhi Metro.

The meeting was held at Delhi Secretariat.

Dr Sreedharan informed at the meeting that extension up to Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar and from Dwarka to Najafgarh would be considered keeping in view expected number of passengers whereas extension from Rithala to Barwala would be feasible only during Phase-III.

While talking about metro link up to Andheria More, the metro chief made it clear that due to objection from the ASI, shifting of route had been suggested via Malviya Nagar and Saket. However, Metro would in any case touch Andheria More which would serve localities of Mehrauli. Shifting of route would cost Rs 436 crore more to DMRC.

The entire issue would be sorted out after submitting a survey report, he added.

DMRC also requested the Delhi government to consider proposal of 10.4 km metro link from Adarsh Nagar to Rajouri Garden and 18.2 km link from Patel Chowk to Badarpur. These new routes are to be made functional before commencement of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

DMRC had principally agreed to take up these two routes after receiving green signal from Delhi government and commissioned survey of these routes.

Two kilometres section on the metro route from Adarsh Nagar to Rajouri Garden and 5.2 km section from Badarpur to Patel Chowk would be underground.

MLA Balram Tanwar, Chief Secretary S Regunathan, Principal Secretary (Finance), Transport Commissioner and Divisional Commissioner, besides Mr Kumar, and DMRC MD E Sreedharan and Director CBK Rao were present in the meeting.


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