Seven metro projects could be put on track
The new projects include the Delhi to Faridabad link, the extension of Delhi Metro from Anand Vihar ISBT to Vaishali, Ghaziabad Metro, the metro link from Jahangirpuri to Badli, the extension of Delhi Metro to Bahadurgarh (Haryana), Delhi MRTS phase III, the Kochi Metro rail project, the metro in Kerala and the Hyderabad Metro rail project. All these projects are currently awaiting various stages of clearances and the total route length of the seven projects is 267 km.
The Centre is currently holding talks about the comprehensive mobility plan for the extension of the Delhi Metro to Faridabad with the government of Haryana. The project is yet to be approved by the Delhi government, which is a 50% equity holder along with the Centre. The metro link is 13.9 km long and involves an estimated cost of Rs 2,028 crore.
The extension of the Delhi Metro from Anand Vihar ISBT to Vaishali, Ghaziabad, is another link that under consideration. This is estimated to cost Rs 320 crore and has a route length of 2.6 km. The Delhi government is yet to give its in-principle approval for this link.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has submitted a
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