Gurugram: Old Gurugram will soon be connected with metro rail network. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is expected to initiate work on connecting Old Gurugram with metro network. Haryana government to wants to speed up extension work in order to reduce traffic jams in peak traffic hours.
The state government aims to avoid traffic jams in urban localities of Gurugram. Metro connectivity is a long due for people residing in Old Gurugram. The demand has been pending for years now.
Old Gurugram needs a robust public transport system. People residing here have to look for other public transport systems. These include – personal mode of transport, auto rickshaw to cycling to reach nearby metro station.
The traffic problem is at peak at key roads connecting Old Gurugram to new one. As per residents starting from 8 am to 11 am and from 5 pm to 9 pm which is peak office hours, chokes them. It is during these timings traffic jams are most likely.
DMRC has been asked to connect Old Gurugram with new one with metro services. The focus is to avoid traffic snarls that irk the residents and commuters.
The state government is expected to submit Detailed Project Report to the DMRC for the reason by October. Once the DPR is given, DMRC will initiate funding process, followed by groundwork.
Gurugram residents on the other want this project to turn into a reality. Many office goers want the traffic situation to ease out and some solution worked out.
Commuters find it hard to drive all the way to HUDA City Central Metro station from Old Gurugram. It takes a long time to reach the destination owing to serpentine queue of cars on the roads.
Residents are hoping that state government and DMRC works out a plan and begin working on the project. People want breather from the daily traffic problem and traffic jams.
Services on the Lajpat Nagar-Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus section of the Delhi Metro’s Pink Line commenced from Monday. The line was flagged off jointly by Minister of State (Independent Charge), Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. This network of metro is part of 59 km-long Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor (Pink Line) which falls under the Phase-III network of DMRC.