The Delhi government has given in-principle approval for construction of Metro Phase-IV.
The decision was taken recently at a meeting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had with transport, PWD and Urban Development Departments.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has set 2021 as deadline for the phase-IV expansion, which would add 75 stations to the metro network. A total of 31.47 kilometres of new lines will be underground while 64.39 km will be elevated.
"In the recently-held meeting, government has given in-principle approval for the construction of Metro Phase-IV," a senior government official said.
The official said the Delhi government has written to DMRC, saying that it will go for the revenue sharing model adopted in the previous phases.
"Once the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and financial proposal are received from DMRC, the matter will taken to the Delhi Cabinet for final approval so that the project can be completed at the earliest," the official said.
Among the projects chosen under Phase-IV are Rithala - Narela (21.73km), Janakpuri West-RK Ashram (28.92km), Mukundpur-Maujpur (12.54km), Inderlok-Indraprastha (12.58km), Tughlakabad-Aerocity (20.20 km), and Lajpat Nagar-Saket G-Block (7.96 km).