The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has not received approval for Phase IV from the Delhi government. The approval is waiting since 2015.

The DMRC is still waiting for approval for Phase IV from the Delhi government. Even if it gets the approval, DMRC will have to approach the Centre to start work.

The DMRC officials had told that the work on Phase III will be over by the end of December and start operations.

Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has not commented on the issue.

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, during the inauguration of the Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir section of the Magenta Line and the flagging off of the Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus-Lajpat Nagar corridor of the Pink Line had assured that the Phase IV proposal would be cleared soon .

Union minister of housing and urban affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday criticised the Kejriwal government for “holding up development projects in Delhi”. He said that the Phase IV proposal has been stuck with the Delhi government for almost three years now with no signs of progress.

In media statements in April, the Kejriwal government had rejected the proposed 21.73 km Rithala-Narela corridor and the 22km Tughlakabad-Terminal 1 section, citing financial loss. The other four corridors — Janakpuri West-RK Ashram (28.92km), Mukundpur-Maujpur (12.54km), Inderlok-Indraprastha (12.58km ) and Lajpat Nagar-Saket G Block (7.96km) were cleared.

Anuj Dayal, executive director (corporate communications) at DMRC, said that the Delhi government had on January 29 intimated that two corridors (Rithala-Narela and Tughlakabad-Terminal 1) could be deferred for the time being, reported Hindustan Times.