Second phase of Delhi Metro before CWG: Sreedharan

Last Updated: Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 20:46

Jamshedpur: The second phase of
work for Delhi Metro would be completed before Commonwealth
Games in October, which could be a world record, E Sreedharan,
Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said
Saturday.

"In fact, we are running much ahead of the deadline. It
would be a world record when the second phase of work is
finished before Commonwealth Games," he said after being
conferred the Sir Jehangir Ghandy medal for industrial and
social peace at XLRI during his career of 36 years in Indian
Railways.

Referring to the first phase of work in Delhi metro,
he said, "The project was completed well before time and
within the allocated funds. The second phase of work is also
within budgetary limits."

He said the Kolkata Metro, which had taken 22 years to
complete with the expenditure going up by 14 times, the first
phase of Delhi Metro covering 65 km was completed not only
before schedule but within the budgetary allocations.

Around ten lakh more people would travel by Delhi Metro
after the second phase of work is finished, he said, adding
around 1.65 lakh vehicles will be off the roads.

The proposal to lay 20 km of high-speed line was part of
the metro network, which would connect New Delhi with the
international airport in 18 minutes, he said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 20:46

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