Gurgaon: The Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation (HMRTC) has given its nod for Metro connectivity to Old Gurgaon, reply to an RTI application has revealed.
“Old Gurgaon is one of the city’s most crowded regions and figures show that route can benefit the most from Metro connectivity,” Aseem Takiyar, a city-based RTI activist who filed the query, said.
“The board of directors of HMRTC, in its meeting (held on December 24), has decided to provide Metro connectivity to the populated area of Old Gurgaon and has further decided that feasibility report of this project may be prepared…,” the response said.
Gurgaon MLA Umesh Aggarwal told Newsline, “After the December meeting,we started working on the feasibility report that eventually got approved. This project will benefit over one lakh commuters daily.”
According to Rapid Metro, the route will stretch for 12 km and have 11 stations, Aggarwal said. “The routes we are looking at are from Gurgaon railway station and Huda City Metro station. Between this, the route will cover Sector 4-5 Chowk, Sector 4-7 Chowk, Rajiv Chowk, Sohna Chowk and Subhash Chowk.”
Aggarwal said the project is going to cost Rs 300 crore per km, amounting to about Rs 4,200 crore for the 12 km route. “We are very excited about this opportunity and our full support is with the relevant authorities. We look forward to the project taking place,” a spokesperson of Rapid Metro said.