Delhi Metro phase- III project gets stuck in land issues

By Accommodation Times News Services

metroDelhi Metro Phase III project is may get delay and miss its 2016 deadline, the project has stuck in problems of acquiring land for its phase III which is causing delay. The work on the Shiv Vihar–Mukundpur corridor has been stalled due to a delay in getting land at a site near Trilokpuri in East Delhi. Residents have reportedly refused to move, disrupting the expansion plans

As per the sources, there are some more locations where the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is struggling to acquire land, which has forced its managing director Mangu Singh to seek the intervention of Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Secretary D.M. Spolia.

A Delhi Metro spokesperson said the DMRC has detailed the problems it is facing in taking forward the construction of phase-III, which covers the longest stretch of land to date. Further he added that a copy of the letter has also been sent to Jung.

The DMRC is facing difficulty in acquiring land in several places, which includes a patch of land that has been earmarked for rehabilitation of over 100 families of Block 15 of Trilokpuri, which will be affected by the construction of viaducts for the Mukundpur- Shiv Vihar route of phase-III.

Source said, “The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has allotted us an alternative land, but the relocation of the families has not begun. The DMRC is facing hurdles in the relocation, as a section of the citizens have refused to move to the land provided by the DUSIB.

The total Delhi Metro network will expand to 330km from the existing length of 190km following completion of the phase-III, which is scheduled to be end by 2016.

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