Delhi: When will the first metro stop in India’s capital be launched on October 1?
The city-state will be one of the first countries to get a ‘dummy metro’ that can’t actually be controlled by the public, making it vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
The metro is being constructed by Indian Railways (IRL), and will be in the city’s central business district, the main area of the country’s biggest city.
The construction will take place in three phases, with the first being the first phase of four stations in the east, west and north of the city.
It is expected to cost around Rs. 2,000 crore.
This is almost double the cost of the Delhi Metro, which was completed in 2007.
The second phase will see the metro built in the eastern business district of the capital and the third phase will be a standalone metro in the western business district.
The metro, a hybrid metro, will operate on three rails: two of which will run at 45 kmph and the other two at 30 kmph.
It will have a maximum speed of 60 kmph on the east side, and 35 kmph in the west.
The construction of the metro will be under the supervision of the IRL.
The central government has allocated Rs. 500 crore for the project, with another Rs. 450 crore to be provided in two installments.
This money has been earmarked for infrastructure.
The government has also earmarked a loan of Rs. 1,000-crore for the construction of metro tracks.
IRL’s metro line is one of two projects under the Prime Minister’s Vision 2025 programme to be rolled out in the next few years, with more to follow. “
The first phase will include the construction, and the second phase should be completed by end of 2022,” he said.
IRL’s metro line is one of two projects under the Prime Minister’s Vision 2025 programme to be rolled out in the next few years, with more to follow.
As per the Vision 2025 scheme, every year the government spends about Rs. 10,000 crores on building infrastructure in the country, including infrastructure for the national highway system, railways, roads, water, electricity, roads and ports.
The government has set aside a total of Rs 2,500 crore for these projects.
The first two phases of the project will cost around $4.6 billion.
The final phase, slated to be completed in 2022, is expected by 2021 to cost about $13 billion.