By Sweta Dutta www.indianexpress.com
With the Delhi Metro all set to begin construction work on Phase III and the agency having learnt its lessons from the previous phases, officials look to cause minimal inconvenience to residents in the Capital.
Be it traffic movement or noise and air pollution, the Delhi Metro, following an environmental impact study conducted by the Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES), has worked out measures to address the issues.
Officials said that though Metro rail projects do not fall in the category that require an environment clearance, an Environmental Impact Study to ascertain the effects of the upcoming project has been conducted by the RITES.
“The environmental study has looked at various critical issues which are important for Delhi, such as water, soil, air and noise quality. And as per the findings from the samples collected from various locations along the proposed alignments, we have now worked out measures to address the issues,” DMRC spokesperson told Newsline.