Delhi Urban Development Minister Arvinder Singh said the DMRC must focus on its work in the national capital as it was meant for only intra-city transport.
Metro is not inter-state railway. the DMRC was created for intra-city network. If you want to run Metro inter-state, then what is the difference between Metro and Railways?” he asked.
This comment from Singh is in line with Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s views on not burdening DMRC with projects outside Delhi.
Last month, she proposed Defence Minister AK Antony, who heads the Group of Ministers on Mass Rapid Transit System, to ensure that DMRC is not given work outside the capital as it may affect the network’s Phase three expansion.