Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (March 14) laid the foundation stone of two new corridors of Delhi Metro's Phase 4. Prime Minister Modi reached Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi on Thursday evening. Here he interacted with the beneficiaries of PM Swanidhi Yojana. Let us tell you that the Center led by PM Modi has gifted two metro lines to the people of the national capital before the Lok Sabha elections 2024. The Union Cabinet led by PM Modi on Wednesday (March 13) approved the development of two new Delhi Metro corridors. The first line will be from Lajpat Nagar to G Block in Saket , while the second will be from Inderlok to Indraprastha .

According to the government, the Lajpat Nagar-Saket G Block corridor will be completely elevated and will have 8 stations. Whereas the Indralok-Indraprastha corridor will have 10 stations. Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur told reporters after the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi that the meeting has approved the construction of two metro lines under the fourth phase of Delhi Metro.

He said that the first line will be between Indralok to Indraprastha and its length will be 12.377 kilometers. He said that this would be an extension of the Green Line. The second line will be between Lajpat Nagar to Saket G block, whose length will be 8.385 kilometers.

Lakhs of passengers will get relief

About 2.5 lakh passengers will benefit from the new corridor. This announcement has come a few days before the announcement of Lok Sabha election dates. The metro project will cost around Rs 8,400 crore. The 12.377 km long Indralok-Indraprastha Corridor Green Line will be expanded. It will provide interchange with the Red, Yellow, Airport Line, Magenta, Violet, and Blue lines, while the Lajpat Nagar-Saket G Block corridor will connect the Silver, and Magenta Line.

The 8.385 km long Lajpat Nagar-Saket G Block corridor will be completely elevated. It will have eight stations. The Indralok-Indraprastha corridor will have 11.349 km long underground lines and 1.028 km long elevated lines, with 10 stations.

NCR residents will benefit

The Indralok-Indraprastha line will provide better connectivity to the Bahadurgarh region of Haryana, as passengers from these areas will be able to travel on the Green Line directly to reach Indraprastha as well as various other areas of Central and East Delhi. Eight new interchange stations will be built on these corridors at Indralok, Nabi Karim, New Delhi, Delhi Gate, Indraprastha, Lajpat Nagar, Chirag Delhi, and Saket G block.

These stations will significantly improve the interconnectivity between all lines of the Delhi Metro network. Delhi Metro is already building a network of 65 kilometers under the fourth phase of its expansion. These new corridors are expected to be completed by March 2026. Currently, DMRC operates a network of 391 kilometers comprising 286 stations.