Delhi Metro to cover another 75 km

The national capital will get another 75 km of Metro network before Commonwealth Games in October.

Last Updated: May 04, 2010, 00:14 AM IST

New Delhi: The national capital will get
another 75 km of Metro network before Commonwealth Games in
October.

Addressing the 16th Foundation Day of Delhi Metro,
Urban Development Secretary M Ramachandran today said the
Metro already has added 110.49 km to its network in recent
years.

Another 75.49 km is in advanced stage of construction
and will be operational in next five months before the
commencement of the sporting extravaganza, he said adding
the government plans to cover Delhi and its suburb with a
Metro network in four phases.

"We have received the Detailed Project Report for the
third phase which will have 84 km," said Ramachandran, who is
also the Chairman of Delhi Metro.

"Despite the resource crunch due to more Metro
projects in other cities, completion of Delhi Metro projects
has been government`s priority," he said.

Metro Director (Electrical) Satish Kumar said the
financial growth of DMRC was 31 per cent in the previous
fiscal.

By January 2011, he said, the Delhi Metro is expected
to add another 200 trains.

-PTI

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