Phase 4 Stations To Accept “One Country One Card”: Delhi City Chief

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    Phase 4 Stations To Accept 'One Nation One Card': Delhi Metro Chief

    Commuters will likewise be able to utilize a cellphone to go into or exit a station on its passages

    New Delhi:

    The automatic fare collection system in the upcoming Phase-IV lines of the Delhi Metro will be completely certified with the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), and commuters will also have the ability to utilize a mobile phone to get in or exit a station on its corridors, DMRC chief Mangu Singh has actually said.

    Asserting that Delhi Metro is a “modern metro system” comparable to the best worldwide, he also stated that these 2 facilities might be presented at the Airport Express Line by the end of this year.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March 2019 had actually launched the indigenously-developed NCMC to allow individuals to pay several sort of transport charges, including for city and bus services across the nation, through a typical card.

    Called as “One Country One Card”, the inter-operable transportation card would permit the holders to also pay their toll taxes, parking charges, retail shopping and even withdraw money.

    Mr Singh stated the facility to utilize smart phones to get in or leave automatic fare collection (AFC) gates, are offered in major modern-day modern systems in different countries, including in the Seoul Metro.

    ” We are working to continually enhance our system, with much better technological and other interventions, to enhance our rolling stocks and energy efficiency. In Ph-IV, our AFC system will totally accept the national common mobility cards, which can be used in any cities,” he told PTI.

    ” Also, a mobile phone will effectively work as wise card, and riders will be able to utilize to go into or leave the AFC gates, in Ph-IV lines,” Mr Singh said.

    The managing director of the Delhi City Rail Corporation, however, underlined that e-payment system and innovation are fast-evolving and by the time the Ph-IV work is total, brand-new innovations might emerge.

    ” But, we have actually been dealing with it for quite some time, and the facilities of NCMC and entry and exit using mobile phones may be offered by the end of this year on the Airport Express Line,” he included.

    Currently, riders on the Airport Express Line can also get in or leave AFC gates using a QR code on mobile phone that has to be gathered from a mertro counter, but the future plan is to have a system whereby commuters can produce their own QR codes on phones and enter through AFC gates using that center, the top official stated.

    The DMRC chief stated, these two centers will be first offered on the brand new lines to be constructed under Ph-IV, and ideally by the time the building is over, the passages to be constructed under this stage as extensions of existing lines, would “likewise be updated” for compliance.

    Asked if old smart cards will operate in Ph-IV lines, he stated, “Yes.”

    The Union Cabinet, in a meeting chaired by the Prime Minister, in March last year had approved 3 out of the six corridors of the Delhi Metro’s proposed stage IV.

    Under authorized section of Phase-IV, 61.679- km of new metro lines will be built throughout 3 various corridors consisting of 45 metro stations. These brand-new sections will offer interconnectivity among the currently functional lines of the Delhi City.

    According to the federal government, the Mukundpur-Maujpur, R K Ashram-Janakpuri West and Aerocity-Tughlakabad passages were authorized by the Cabinet.

    The other 3 proposed passages of Phase-IV which have actually not yet been approved by the Union Cabinet are Rithala-Bawana-Narela, Inderlok-Indraprastha and Lajpat Nagar-Saket G Block.

    After a long wait, work had begun on the building of Delhi Metro’s Phase-IV task with a groundbreaking ceremony held at Haider Badli Mor here on December 30 in 2015.

    And, with that stacking work had begun for construction of 10 stations of 28.92- km Janakpuri West-R K Ashram Marg passage, which is an extension of the Magenta Line and will have a total of 22 stations.

    Asked about the status of building of stations under Ph-IV, Mr Singh stated, tenders have been floated and settled for all the major elevated sections.

    The DMRC chief stated Ph-IV work has been affected by the COVID-19 circumstance but the continuous job will get postponed only by a number of months and the for that reason “will not require much expense escalation”.

    ” Individual projects have longer timelines, so effect wouldn’t be much. And, building and construction work has not been affected really as funding for such tasks comes from JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) loans. 80-90 per cent labourers are back after they had actually moved back to their native locations due to the pandemic,” he stated.

    ” So, work is going on in complete swing now,” Mr Singh asserted.

    On the status of three staying corridors of Ph-IV, he said, “presently there is a setback to all brand-new projects, as far as main federal government is concerned, so we expect some hold-up in getting the sanctions”.

    ” If sanction takes place in a year’s time state, but we are keeping ourselves all set already with the design and detailing. From time of approval, work will start in one-and-a-half year time, and completion time likely to be two-and-a-half years from then,” he said.

    The Ph-4 project will see numerous highs and several firsts for the DMRC, including the first-ever city bridge over Yamuna to be built using the cantilever construction technique, and the acme in the DMRC system, at Haiderpur Badli Mor, where the viaduct level is going to be at 28 m.

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