The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is set to launch to a new project under which the Airport Line of the Delhi Metro will be extended till Dwarka Sector 25. Currently the the line is operational till Dwarka Sector 21.
DMRC has already invited bids for the construction of the 1.5-km-long extension and the new underground station, near an upcoming international convention centre.
As per the statement made by a DMRC spokesperson, bids for the project would be accepted till August 14 and the tender opened on August 16. Last December, the Centre had approved the project master plan for the proposed Rs 26,000-crore international exhibition -cum-convention centre which, when completed, will be one of the biggest in Asia. The phase-I of the convention centre project is expected to be commenced by June 2019.
Earlier, this Airport corridor that struggled to attract commuters now constitute of six stations. The DMRC took over the operations of the Airport link in July 2013 after Reliance Infrastructure’s subsidiary Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Ltd (DAMEPL) terminated its concessionaire agreement.
(With inputs from PTI)