Gurgaon: A feasibility study on extending the Metro rail network to the old city may soon be carried out, following a nod by the Haryana Chief Secretary at a meeting earlier this week.
The high-level meeting in Chandigarh was chaired by Chief Secretary D.S. Dhesi.
Heads of various departments, including Municipal Corporation Gurgaon Commissioner Vikas Gupta, attended the meeting.
Haryana Urban Development Authority administrator Anita Yadav and Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner T.L. Satyaprakash also took part through video-conferencing.
Proposals and routes for Metro connectivity to old Gurgaon were discussed in the meeting, and Mr. Deshi decided that a feasibility study needed to be carried out before any major decisions were taken. The project, once complete, will benefit the residents and impact revenue and land prices.
Gurgaon MP and Union Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh had also written to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu this past month, suggesting alternative routes for the proposed Metro link via Subhash Chowk on Sohna Road and Hero Honda Chowk.