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Effective Last Mile Connectivity
AAP will provide effective last mile connectivity in Delhiā€™s public transit system, which will play a role in reducing the number of crimes against women. An effective combination of shared autos, metro feeder services and e-rickshaws will be used to provide efficient last mile connectivity by fixing and delimiting routes. This will be synced with metro and bus timings so that there is a working connection to each neighborhood from nodal points.
Project Updates

  • The Delhi government has approved the fourth phase of the Delhi Metro that will take the city’s transport lifeline to outer parts of the Capital and bolster connectivity to the airport.
  • Construction on the fourth phase that comprises six lines will start in 2017 and is scheduled to end in three years.
  • The 104-kilometre network will cost R55,000 crore and is expected to carry 1.5 million passengers daily.
  • Delhi transport minister Satyendar Jain said, “We have approved the proposal of construction of Metro Phase IV submitted by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.” Six lines, Inderlok–Indraprastha, Tughlakabad–Terminal 1, Lajpat Nagar–Saket G-Block, Janakpuri (West)-RK Ashram and Mukundpur-Maujpur are proposed in phase IV.
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  • These lines, in addition with the 140 kilometres of Metro network being added in Phase III, are expected to free up traffic bottlenecks in the congested central and southern parts of the city and help people living in outer Delhi.
  • Phase III is likely to be completed by December and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was seeking approval for the next phase for more than a year. The new phase will also benefit south Delhi residents as it will provide them an option of taking the Metro to go to the airport and other localities.
  • The DMRC originally proposed to build a 20-km-long corridor between the existing Aerocity and Tughlakabad metro stations but has now extended it to Terminal 1 station.
  • The line will go through densely populated areas such as Sangam Vihar, Saket, Mehrauli, Vasant Kunj and Mahipalpur in south Delhi.
  • Passengers travelling on the Violet (ITO-Faridabad) line will have the option to board Metro for this corridor from Tughlakabad while passengers on the Yellow line can take the Metro from Saket.
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  • Once this line, which is part of phase IV of DMRC, is completed, passengers will have different options of going to airport.
  • From Aerocity, they can take the airport line to go to Terminal 3,” said a senior DMRC official.
  • The Phase IV will also add to the ridership of the existing airport line as passengers travelling on other lines will also be able to board the Metro for the airport.
  • Almost 15 kms of this line will be underground because of space constraints. “The project will now be forwarded to the Union government and once the formal approval comes, the tendering process will start,” the official added.

  • Delhi government to start the process for plying of e-rickshaws in the national capital by initiating licensing and registration camps from Monday
  • The government is committed to ensure last mile connectivity and environment friendly e-rickshaws in the national capital.
  • Delhi government will speak to the central government if required, to remove all bottlenecks in the way of plying e-rickshaws on Delhi roads.
  • The new government wants e-rickshaws to ply legally and under regulations, but poor drivers must not be harassed.
  • State government will look into regulated fares and roads on which these e-rickshaws can ply.
  • The transport department, Govt. of Delhi will organize facilitation camps for issuing learners licences, PSV (Public Service Vehicle) badges and registration of e-rickshaws between February 23-28 this month.
  • These camps will be organised in the Transport Authority offices at 13 locations namely – Mall Road, IP Depot, Sheikh Sarai, Wazirpur, Mayur Vihar, Surajmal Vihar, Raja Garden, Rohini, Janakpuri, Palam, Vasant Vihar, Loni and AR Unit Burari.
  • The timing for these camps will between 10 Am to 4 PM everyday.
  • Transport minister Mr Gopal Rai will be inspecting the camps to supervise smooth functioning of these camps.
  • All the e-rickshaw owners and drivers may contact the respective Motor Licensing offices and fill up the learner licences and PSV Badge application forms in these camps.
  • Assistance will be provided for filling up the application forms and oral tests will be conducted.
  • The application fees for learner licences has been fixed at Rs 30. The documents required are – physical fitness (form-1), Medical certificate, proof of residence, proof for date of birth like voter identity card and photographs.

  • Budget 2016-17 has the provision for 250 more metro feeder services.

  • An e-rickshaw policy has been announced.
  • The mechanism for registration of e-rickshaws has been established.
  • A subsidy of Rs.15,000/- has been announced to encourage e-rickshaws, which will be enhanced to Rs.30000/- very soon. Around 4600 e-rickshaws have already been registered till date.

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