Delhi Metro Phase 4 to get Metrolite trains! The Central government is looking to operate the ‘Metrolite’ or ‘Metro on tyre’ trains on the remaining three corridors of Delhi Metro Phase-IV in the national capital. Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs recently stated that operating Metrolite on the Delhi Metro routes will ensure last-mile connectivity through trains to those areas having lower figures of ridership, according to a recent PTI report. The ‘metro on tyres’ runs on rubber tyres instead of steel wheels as it does in metro rail or Metrolite. Metrolite is basically a light urban rail transit system and the train has a capacity of accommodating 300 passengers.
In the month of March 2019, the Union Cabinet had approved three corridors of Delhi Metro Phase 4, namely, the Mukundpur-Maujpur corridor of length 12.54 km), the Janakpuri West-R K Ashram corridor of length 28.92 km and the Tughlakabad-Aerocity corridor of length 20.20 km. Read More
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