New Metro corridors in Gurugram to get approval soon

One of the two planned lines is an 8.4 km corridor that runs from Palam Vihar to Dwarka and connects Gurugram and Delhi.

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GURUGRAM (Metro Rail News): The two proposed Metro corridors for the city, where the current urban rail network is only 17 kilometres long and has not been expanded since 2017, may be put on the track at the next cabinet meetings of the state and federal governments.

One of the two planned lines is an 8.4 km corridor that runs from Palam Vihar to Dwarka and connects Gurugram and Delhi. For intra-city transportation, a metro line will run 29.8 kilometres between Huda City Center and Cyber City. Although both projects have been conceptualised, they have not yet been approved.

Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation officials announced on 4th October that Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved a revised proposal for the Palam Vihar Dwarka line.
The final 1.5 km of the corridor in Delhi should be built underground stated by CM after reviewing an earlier DPR in May.

The original plan called for three stations in the capital (Dwarka (sector 28), Dwarka (sector 25), Dwarka (sector 21), and four stations spanning 4.4 km in Gurugram (Rexang La Chowk, Choma, Sector 110, and Sector 111).

The next step is to get cabinet approval. “The proposal will now be placed before the Haryana cabinet from where, if approved, it will go to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs,” said a senior HMRTC official. He added that officials of the central government have been briefed about the Delhi- Gurugram corridor, and they have agreed in principle that it is a good line.” The DPR for the intra-city Metro lines has been under evaluation by the Union Housing Ministry for months, despite being approved by the state cabinet in August 2020. The Institute of Urban Transport, which is part of the Government of Urban Development, requested clarifications in September 2021 even though it had originally been delivered to the ministry in February of last year.

“As per the latest update, the DPR is now being considered by PIB. Once it is approved there, it will be placed before the Union Cabinet. We are very optimistic that the approval will come soon,” said the official quoted above.

According to the DPR, the elevated Huda City Centre Cyber City line will include 27 stations.

It will pass through some of the city’s busiest crossroads and most inhabited regions: Sector 45, Cyber Park, Sector 47, Subhash Chowk, Sector 48, Sector 72 A, Hero Honda Chowk, Sector 10, Sector 37, Basai Village, Sectors 9,7,4 and 5, Ashok Vihar, Sector 3, Bajghera Road, Palam Vihar Extensions, Palam Vihar, Sector 23 A, Sector 22, and Udyog Vihar -4, -5 and -6.

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