DMRC Uploads Alignments of Phase 4’s Proposed Lines
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation just uploaded a dedicated link on their website to demarcate the influence zones of all existing, under construction and proposed lines on Google Maps. This includes the alignments for the 6 new routes that are currently on the table for the Phase 4 project!
The influence zones highlighted on the website cover 11 meters on either side of the metro lines’ alignments, and all plans for building within it currently have to be vetted to obtain a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the DMRC prior to construction. The aim of launching this link is to avoid confusion and save time for those wondering if they need to apply for a NOC or not.
According to a DMRC Press Release:
As per rules, the ‘influence zone’ of the Delhi Metro comprises of an area of 11 metres on either side of the edge of the Metro structures. Any building plan within this area needs an NOC from DMRC. Therefore, a user friendly link will be available on the website – www.delhimetrorail.com from tomorrow where the ‘influence zone’ along Metro corridors for the presently operational sections as well as Phase 3 and Phase 4 extensions will be demarcated on the Google Earth platform.
By the help of this link, any individual or municipal body planning to apply to DMRC for NOC will clearly know whether the plan requires an NOC from DMRC at all or not. This will save time for all the stakeholders involved. This step has been taken as part of the Government of India’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ initiative.
The disclaimer page of this initiative has the following piece of advice which is quite important since Phase 4’s Detailed Project Report is yet to be finalized.
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Here’s the Phase 4 link for you to explore → Phase 4’s Influence Zones
I noticed the 6 links within the above page are a little buggy and do not open on first try. Try refreshing the page and wait for a couple seconds – the alignments should eventually display. If it doesn’t open after the 5th try, then try another link and return back to the first one later.
Surveys and preliminary works for the 6 routes currently on the table for Phase 4 were recently approved by Mangu Singh, DMRC’s Managing Director. More details on that can be found here: DMRC MD Approves Survey for Modified 95.86 km Phase 4.
Here are the DMRC’s influence zone maps for the 6 routes:
1) Dwarka – Prem Piao: 18.6 km with 18 stations – link to map
2) Tughlakabad – IGI Terminal 1: 19.68 km with 15 stations – link to map
3) Mukundpur – R.K. Ashram: 10.72 km with 10 stations – link to map
4) Inderlok – Indraprastha: 12.57 km with 10 stations – link to map
Extensions of Existing Lines
5) Pink line – Majlis Park – Maujpur: 12.56 km with 6 stations – link to map
6) Red line – Rithala – Narela: 21.73 km with 16 stations – link to map
I’ve combined all these alignments into a single map below. You can use your mouse to zoom in/out.
A couple of pointers:
• The Inderlok – Indraprastha line which was previously thought to be an extension of the Green Line is now confirmed to be a separate line all together. This line’s depot will come up at the Najafgarh Road Industrial Area which is currently used as a casting yard for segments.
• The Inderlok – Indraprastha and Mukundpur – RK Ashram lines will form an interchange at Mahavir Enclave close to Sadar Bazaar.
• The Red line and the Dwarka – Prem Piao line will form an interchange at Prem Piao.
• The location of the IGI Terminal 1 – Tughlakabad and Dwarka-Prem Piao lines’ depots are yet to be fixed.
• The IGI Terminal 1 – Tughlakabad line is shown to pass underneath Mehrauli village and within the vicinity of the Qutub Minar. I do not expect the Archaeological Survey of India to approve this alignment.
1) Detailed Project Reports for individual lines have either been prepared or an in a state of preparation. Once that is done, a preliminary DPR would be presented to the DDA, PWD and Urban Development Departments among others for their input and suggestions. After changes are made, a final DPR which amalgamates all facets of this phase with specific details on all lines, funding pattern (very moot topic) and operational plan will be prepared.
2) After the Delhi government’s cabinet approves the final DPR (estd. in 2017), the DMRC will hire Detailed Design Consultants (DDCs) in 2017/18 to design each line’s exact alignment & stations.
3) The tendering (bidding) process for constructing Phase’s 4 lines is expected to begin in 2018 when Phase 3’s construction draws to a close.
Overall, I expect multiple changes in scope, alignment and design to take place by the time construction begins. One of those changes in scope would include the addition of a new corridor connecting Dwarka with Gurgaon for which the DMRC was recently tasked with preparing the Detailed Project Project. Whether this will be an extension of the Airport Express line or the Blue line is yet to be seen.
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I’ve been following your blog for a month now. Brilliant initiative by DMRC and analysis by you. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for your message!
At this stage, do we know whether the lines are underground or overground? Or is that also covered in the DPR?
Hi, the MD’s memo/notice published in January gives a good idea about that. Final DPR will contain the finalized type and length.
Thanks for the new feeds and i am eagerly waiting for the April tunnelling updates.
Just want to know the status of the proposed line from Lajpat Nagar to Saket block E. Has the plan been scrapped?
And please provide, if possible, thorough details of the tunnelling progress between Munirka and Vasant Vihar station in Majenta line..
Yes, the Lajpat Nagat-Saket line no longer features in the latest Phase 4 plans.
Both tunnels on Munirka-Vasant Vihar section are now being aimed to be completed by June. The up-line tunnel has a mid-shaft at RK Puram, and the tunnel from Munirka to it has been completed – see details here. Another TBM from Vasant Vihar will make a breakthrough at the mid-shaft in May. Roughly 30% of the down-line has been completed – expecting it to make a breakthrough at Munirka in June.
Can please tell me which all breakthroughs will take place in April?
Hi, I’m expecting 3 breakthroughs to take place – 2 on Magenta and 1 on Pink. See list in my April tunneling update.
Will you be able to shed some light on why Pink Line has been divided into two parts (Mukundpur-SouthEx, SouthEx-Shiv Vihar) in the DMRC link above? Is it an indication that there will be segregated operations? Also, on the map link it shows a depot at Gazipur. Is that under construction?
Hi, I was also quite intrigued by why they did that! South Ex isn’t even the start/end point of a civil contractor’s responsibility. Trains on this line will definitely run end to end between Mukundpur & Shiv Vihar. Yup, the 2nd depot for this line is under construction at the erst. Ghazipur district park. It’ll be known as the Vinod Nagar Depot.
I understand that the Red line extension in Phase IV may extend to Kondli Border. The Haryana Government is very interested in this as Kondli has seen large scale real estate development but no public transport infrastructure
Interlok-Indraprastha line should be extended towards H.Nizamuddin, then you can access between 3 terminals, Sarai Rohilla, New Delhi and H.Nizamuddim without transfer.
Yes, absolutely. Even we can extend the line from Indraprastha to Hazrat Nizamuddin via Pragati Maidan, Delhi Zoo- High Court, and Humayun Tomb. From Hazrat Nizamuddin, we can extend the line to New Ashok Nagar (crossing the Yamuna) to Vasundhara Enclave, Mayur Vihar-3 and Noida Sector-62. This would give central Noida and East Delhi metro connectiond which they need soon
It will be good if they extend Inderlok-Indraprasta line to Nizammuddin Railway Station on Pink Line… Will provide direct connection between Nizammuddin and New Delhi Railway Stations.
Also I really feel that the existing Green line is badly planned…
1) They shouldn’t have split the line at Ashok Park Main station… I feel the Green line should have been a direct Kirti-Nagar-> Inderlok-> Ashok Park Main Connection or something like that…
2) Other option I feel would have been right is to connect the Green line only at Inderlok in Phase-II and then connect Inderok to Dwarka Sector-28 via Kirti Nagar with a new line in Phase-III or IV…
As far as stations’ designs are concerned:-
1) They shouldn’t have made Inderlok as a Terminal station…
That removed the option for future extension…
2) They should have built Ashok-Park Main inline with Yamuna Bank station with 4 platforms rather than building it as a normal station… Coz. in future if they extend Kirti Nagar to Drawka Sec-28, it will create huge confusion at this station…
Yes, totally correct. Inderlok to Kirti Nagar should have been done.
Regarding Mukundpur-RK Ashram Line…
It will be really good if they extend this line as follows:
RK Ashram->Moti Bagh (via Chanakyapuri) -> Munirka -> Vasant Kunj -> Rajokri -> Kapashera -> Gurgaon Bus Stand…
This will be like a mirror of Purple Line…
The Dwarka – IFFCO Chowk line can inter-change with this line…
*RK Ashram -> Central Secretariat -> Moti Bagh
Janakpuri west to peeragarhi line is on or not in phase 4
Its been removed now as the govt has told DMRC to include other routes instead of this
which place has been decided for metro station at nabi karim and sadar bazar
According to me, Nabi Karim will be the interchange for Inderlok-Indraprastha and Mukundpur-RK Ashram Marg.
I have a request can you please provide information regarding Dwarka – Prem Piao Section. Please, if possible.