CHANDIGARH (Metro Rail News): The Haryana government approved construction of 31-long metro corridor from Huda City center to Gurugram cyber city at the fourth meeting of Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority in Chandigarh (GDMA) on 27 May 2019. The corridor will begin where Delhi metro’s Yellow line ends.
The detailed project report (DPR) was approved on Monday and now will be sent to the Union government for approval. The project is estimated to cost around Rs 6,000 crore. The construction work of the project is expected to begin in May 2020, Once approved by the union government.
“the control of all metro rail projects in Haryana should be under Haryana Metro Rail Transport Corporation so that the state would not be dependent on organizations like the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and RITES.” said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar while Presiding over a review meeting of the Delhi Metro Rail Projects in Haryana.
In a tweet, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said, “This would significantly help in decongestion of roads and save vehicle operation cost as well as the time of passengers. The project (having a length of 31.11 kilometers, 25 stations, and six interchange stations) will be implemented by Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation.”
The 4.86-km-long metro corridor from Narela to Kundli which would be extended till Rajiv Gandhi Education City, the 30.38-km-long metro corridor between Gurugram and Faridabad, the 17.10-km-long metro corridor from City Park (Bahadurgarh) to Sampla and the 23.10-km-long metro corridor between Badsa (AIIMS and National Cancer Institute) and Dwarka, were the metro rail projects which were reviewed in the meeting.
According to GDMA official, the new metro corridor would be commissioned by 2024. While 2025 was set as target for earlier, the chief minister said that it needed to be constructed sooner and so now the tentative date for completion is 2024.
The metro stations proposed on this route are — HUDA City Centre, Sector 45, Cyber Park, Sector 46, Sector 47, Sector 48, Technology Park, Udyog Vihar Phase 6, Sector 10, Sector 37, Basai, Sector 9, Sector 7, Sector 4, Sector 5, Ashok Vihar, Sector 3, Krishna Chowk, Palam Vihar Extension, Palam Vihar, Sector 23 A, Sector 22, Udyog Vihar Phase IV and V and Cyber City. .
A 2-Km extension corridor to Dwarka Expressway from Basai has also been approved for better connectivity. Along with this, another extension from Sector 22 to Cybercity rapid rail has also been approved.