The Blue Line Metro will be affected due to repair work on Sunday. Due to which travelers may face trouble. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, by tweeting from its official Twitter handle, has informed that on 21 February 2021 to carry out the planned track maintenance work between Dwarka and Janakpuri West metro line, the train services will not be available on the same section from the beginning of revenue hours to 9:30 am.
A part of the ridge (forest area) may also come under its ambit for the formation of a section of the Aerocity-Tughlakabad corridor as part of the expansion of the fourth step of the Delhi Metro. It has been disclosed in the reply on RTI. The answer has been sought in this regard by applying the Right to Information Act (RTI).
Approval requests and correspondence between the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the city’s forest department recommend that the DMRC has handed out a proposal to the Ridge Management Board to use the forest area for the construction of the Aerocity-Tughlakabad corridor in 2019. According to the document, 5.55 km of the proposed corridor falls in the ridge area. The document stated that out of 50,875 square meters of forest land, 8,005 square meters and 42,870 square meters of the area were requested to be permanently and temporarily given respectively.
After which the DMRC sent a letter to the Ministry of Forests in March 2020 indicating that the DMRC has made some differences in the initial proposal. The letter stated, the Aerocity-Tughlakabad Corridor (formerly stated three locations) passes through the ridge area at 4 places. In this, 82,426 square meters of land will be required for the construction of stations on Mahipalpur, Kishangarh, IGNOU, and Maa Anandamayi Marg. Out of 82,426 square meters for entry-exit, allied buildings, shafts, etc., only 14,324 square meters of the area will be expected permanently and 68,102 square meters of land will be required temporarily for the construction of the project.