Addressing trafic congestion and pollution

Case study

The Delhi Metro: Effective Project Management in the Indian Public Sector

The Government of India (GOI) and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) formed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) in May 1995 to provide a rail-based transport system that would alleviate Delhi’s ever growing transport congestion and vehicular pollution. The construction of the Delhi Metro started on October 1, 1998, and the first Delhi Metro was inaugurated on December 24, 2002. Construction has four scheduled phases, and the first phase of the rail system was completed in 2006, three years ahead of schedule. The system is scheduled to be completed in 2021, at which point it will cover 245 kilometers.