But, will the PPP model work? Understanding the concerns
G Raghuram, transport economist at IIM, said roping in private companies at construction stage is risky. He advised the government should do construction and private players can be tasked with operations and maintenance.
Citing examples of Hyderabad and Mumbai, he said things got delayed due to public agitation. Getting permissions wasn't easy either.
These risks are too much for private companies, he explained.
Notably, an official from The Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) Ministry said work on phase IV of Delhi Metro, that covers 61.66km and costs Rs. 29,000 crore, will begin even without Aam Aadmi Party's approval.
DS Mishra said AAP has been delaying the project for the last three years and some decisions need to be taken for better transportation in the city.