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Clearance to Delhi Metro Phase-IV soon: Kejriwal

Clearance to Delhi Metro Phase-IV soon: Kejriwal

As Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri remotely flagged off the Delhi Metro's Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus Pink corridor from Metro Bhawan on Wednesday, those on board the new and shiny train looked forward to cutting their travelling time to South Campus by 35 minutes.

Indicating that there were "issues of financial viability" on some routes, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that his government will soon clear the Delhi Metro's long pending Phase IV expansion project. And, from Majlis Park station to South Campus station, it will cost Rs 40.

The new section will especially help college students, as the Delhi University's South and North campuses would be connected straightly by the metro for the first time. Connecting Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar under Delhi Metro's Phase III project, this is the longest metro line project till now and will be fully operational by June 2018.

"The ticket from Vishwavidyalaya station to Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus station will cost Rs 50". The students till now had to commute by road from North Campus or take the Airport Line till Dhaula Kuan and then take the road again. "On Sundays and national holidays anyway, the fare is less than the regular cost", the senior official added. Line 7) of Delhi Metros Phase 3. Commercial operations on the stretch began at 6pm from the two stations simultaneously.

All the stations have platform-screen doors.

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The line has three interchanging points, they being Azadpur (on Yellow line), Netaji Subhash Place (on Red Line), and Rajouri Garden (on the Blue Line).

The Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), which inspected the stretch from February 26-28, has given the clearance for the project.

Out of the 12 stations, eight are elevated and the rest underground.

A total of 19 trains will be pressed into service for the entire section, it said. This section has as many as three interchange stations including Azadpur (Yellow Line), Netaji Subhash Place (with Red Line) and Rajouri Garden (Blue Line).

Delhi Metro's Pink line is now open to the public and out of the 59-km stretch, only a small corridor of 21.56 km is open.


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