TOKYO: The expansion plans of the Delhi Metro will be aided by Japan as the techno-rich country is intending to mark its participation in its future projects of the corporation and will also carry out feasibility study for the capital's mono rail systems and urban transportation.
After meeting officials of the agency here, the Urban Development minister Kamal Nath said, “We met the Japan International cooperation agency (JICA) officials yesterday and talked about participation in metros, also to look if they can do a study for mono rail systems and urban transportation. We are now at phase III of Metro, we will then take up phase 4. When we take up phase 4 the completion of it would be producing the largest metro in the world.”
The minister also said that the Japanese funding agency has expressed interest for the future expansion plans of DMRC. Already, the agency had extended financial support for all the three phases of Delhi Metro's expansion.
There are expectations that the phase IV of Delhi Metro will get the support of the JICA. The fourth phase of metro will have 440 km of area covered.