Residents staying in the outskirts of the National Capital can bid goodbye to their travel woes. To improve connectivity, Delhi Metro will reach out to far-flung areas of the city. The ongoing expansion project will provide connectivity to many remote areas in Delhi's outer, north, northeast and southwest districts, besides the city's borders.
Some of the areas that will benefit include Mukundpur, Sant Nagar and Burari in north Delhi, Badli, Sarup Nagar, Bawana Road, Holambi Kalan and Nathupura of north Delhi, Shiv Vihar, Johri Enclave, Johripur Ambedkar Nagar and Indira Vihar in northeast Delhi, Sai Baba Mandir, Najafgarh depot and Delhi Gate in southwest Delhi, Mundka, Ghevra, Tikri Kalan in west Delhi.These areas will fall on Delhi Metro's Jahangirpuri-Badli corridor, Mukundpur-Shiv Vihar corridor, Dwarka Najafgarh corridor and the proposed Mundka-Bahadurgarh corridor.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said the Metro, in its ongoing expansion under Phase 3, is all set to change the way people commute in these areas.
"The outer district and many far-flung areas in Delhi don't have Metro connectivity, which this ongoing project will provide," said Anuj Dayal, spokesperson of DMRC.
According to the city's urban planner, Metro's expansion to these far-flung areas will change the socio-economic landscape of rural Delhi. "A good transport system can change an area's outlook. After Metro connectivity is provided to far-flung places, there will be overall development of these areas. New residential colonies, schools, colleges, universities, hospitals and markets will come up. Land prices will also increase," said Satish Khanna, professor at School of Architecture and Planning and member, Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC).
As per the detailed DMRC project report, nearly two lakh people staying in these areas will benefit from Phase 3.