The Centre had recently questioned the AAP government’s condition on equal sharing of Phase IV operational losses, putting the future of the new lines — a large chunk of which will connect outer Delhi to the Metro network — in question again.
In January 2017, after giving in-principle approval to the project, the Delhi government had urged the DMRC to explore the possibility of working out the completion cost of the project based on an “escalation factor of 5%-6% instead of 7.50%.”
The total length of this road connectivity is 6.41 km, including approaches and clover leaves. Out of this, 3.458 km is at grade (means main road), 1.88 km is underground (tunnel) and 1.072 km elevated.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has collected fines worth nearly Rs 90 lakh from travellers between June 2017 to May 2018 for a host of offences including sitting on the floor of trains, littering, creating a nuisance etc.
PM Narendra Modi interacted with a few passengers and also obliged some of them for a selfie. He has been using the Metro service to reach distant venues to avoid traffic jams which occur during VVIP movement.
The new stations falling on this route are - Sir Vishveshariah Moti Bagh, Bhikhaji Cama Place, Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar. The metro stations in this route are all underground except for Sir Vishveshariah Moti Bagh station.