No delay in Delhi Metro Phase III: Hardeep Singh Puri

The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Hardeep Singh Puri averred in Rajya Sabha, that there is no delay in construction or cost over as to the third phase of Delhi Metro.   

While replying to the supplementary during the Question Hour, Hardeep Singh Puri said, “The third phase of Delhi Metro encompassing a construction of 190 km rail tracks, hasn’t experienced any delay in the construction or cost-runs.”

He further added, “The construction of a 190 km was completed in first two phases of Delhi Metro started in 1997 and 2011. The Phase 2 of Delhi Metro commenced in 2011, involves the construction of 180 km, is due to be completed this year.”

Speaking on Phase 3, Puri said, “Its implementation is in progress, it began in stages in December 2011. From the total of 150 km, 98 km has been made operational, rest 4 km will be commissioned by June 2019 and the left 3 km by December 2020.”     

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