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Metro Rail 2.0
We will collaborate with the Indian Railways to extend and develop the Ring Rail service in Delhi. AAP will also work towards large-scale expansion of the Delhi metro, especially in rural areas. Senior citizens, students and persons with disability will be provided concessional passes on buses and in the metro.
Project Updates

Phase IV of Metro Construction cleared by at a cost Rs 50,000 crore over next six years Six metro routes to connect outer Delhi and also Aerocity The Cabinet has cleared the fourth phase of the Delhi Metro, which on completion will increase the daily ridership by 8.5 lakh commuters, providing them better connectivity with outer parts of the city and also to the Delhi Airport. To be built at a cost of Rs 50,000 crore the 113-km network is expected to be completed within six years. The Phase-IV route will also comprise a 68 km elevated road and is focused on areas where traffic volume is expected to go up in the future Once the construction begins following approval by the union government, the DMRC will submit a monthly progress report to the Delhi Cabinet. The Metro phase IV will cover six crucial routes. These are Rithala, Bawana Narela, Janakpuri West to RK Ashram, Mukundpur to Maujpur, Inderlok to Indraprastha, Aerocity to Tughlakabad, Lajpat Nagar to Saket G-Block.

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This promise is on track and has been partially fulfilled

Delhi government accepts DMRC proposal that the estimated amount of Rs 1543 Crore VAT for Phase-III project may be paid to it as Interest Free Subordinate Debt long term loan : The Delhi Cabinet in its meeting on Wednesday evening, chaired by the Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal, approved the Transport Department’s proposal to provide Rs 1546 crore over the next three financial years to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for its Phase-III. This Rs 1546 crore is the estimated amount of VAT payable by the DMRC for its Phase-III work. The DMRC had requested that the estimated VAT payable by it for Phase-III may be treated as Interest Free Subordinate Debt long term loan. It has been decided that Delhi government will pay to the DMRC following amount for the three years beginning this financial year : 2015-16 : Rs 646 crore 2016-17 : Rs 450 crore 2017-18 : Rs 450 crore TOTAL : Rs 1546 crore DETAILS : Phase-III of Delhi Metro was approved by an Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on 9/8/2011 and it was decided that state taxes will be reimbursed by the Delhi government. However, DMRC has pointed out that VAT paid by it till 31/3/2010 in respect of its Phase-II was reimbursed to it only in March 2014 (after a delay of more than four years). DMRC further stated that the existing system for getting VAT reimbursement for Delhi Metro works is intricate, time consuming and involves lots of paper work. Therefore the DMRC Board proposed that the VAT amount for Phase-III may be provided to it as a long term loan. The Delhi government considered the entire proposal and decided that this Rs 1546 crore estimated VAT will be provided to the DMRC over the next three years and it will be repaid by the DMRC after its senior term debt i.e., Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) loan is fully paid to the Government of India, in line with the terms approved by the Empowered Group of Ministers. The amount to be given to the DMRC shall be verified by the Vat Department. The work for Phase-III was started in 2011-12 and it is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. It will include the Najafgarh, Shiv Vihar and Delhi portion of Bahadurgarh extensions.

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DMRC has signed MoU with Solar Energy Corporation of India for setting up of “Off Site” Solar PV Power Plants, wherein DMRC will enter into Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for purchasing power to meet part of its energy requirement from clean solar energy.

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Jahangirpuri – Samaypur Badli Metro corridor (4.373 km) of the Delhi Metro was formally flagged off

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Badarpur – Escorts Mujesar (Faridabad) Metro section (13.875 km), which is an extension of the presently operational ITO – Badarpur section (Line 6), was flagged off

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ITO – Mandi House extension (0.92 km) of the Central Secretariat – Kashmere Gate corridor was flagged off.

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A Joint Action Committee has been proposed with the Union Railway Ministry to revive the Ring Railway.

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