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Cabinet clears DMRC Red Line extension, connecting Dilshad Garden to Ghaziabad

PW Bureau

The Cabinet has also approved a contribution of Rs 324.87 crore as central financial assistance for the extension, which will cover a distance of 9.41km New Delhi: The Cabinet has given its nod for the extension of Delhi Metro’s Red Line beyond Dilshad Garden to New Bus Stand in Ghaziabad. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) also approved a contribution of Rs 324.87 crore as central financial assistance for the extension, which will cover a distance of 9.41km, at a total completion cost of Rs 1,781.21 crore. The elevated section will have eight stations: Shahid Nagar, Raj Bagh, Rajendra Nagar, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthala, Hindon River and New Bus Adda. “The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the extension of Delhi Metro corridor from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Adda,” an official release said.

Second metro line in Ghaziabad

Although this will be the second metro line in Ghaziabad, it will be the first metro link connecting the interiors of the city. The metro line will pass through the Sahibabad Industrial Area with the objective of helping the nearby residential areas. “The implementation of the project would provide the much-needed additional public transport infrastructure to the National Capital Region (NCR).  The project is being implemented by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC), the existing Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of the government of India and Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD),” the release added. The Centre has already begun work for the 1.7-km extension connecting New Delhi railway station with Dwarka Sector-21, which is expected to be completed by 2021.