Govt unveils Metrolite system on Phase-IV corridors

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The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has decided to introduce Metrolite system for three corridors of Delhi Metro Project Phase IV. These will include Inderlok to Indraprastha, Lajpat Nagar to Saket G Block and Rithala-Bawana-Narela, covering a distance of 42.28 km. Delhi Metro has asked DDA to provide population details along the Rithala-Narela corridor and the estimated population increase in the next 30 years for assessing the traffic projection of the corridor. DDA was also asked to fund the project. The maximum operational speed of the Metrolite is 60 km per hour and the train will accommodate around 300 passengers. The ministry has issued standard specifications of the Metrolite system, which will be developed on the surface and elevated stretches and will have stainless steel or aluminum bogies. The train will have three non-separable coaches, low floor height of about 300-350 mm, and a minimum length of 33 m. The Metrolite with a dedicated path will also act as feeder system for the high capacity Metro.

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