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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Gurgaon, December 08, 2012
The Union minister of urban development on Friday asked the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to prepare a revised detailed project report within one month for a proposed 12-km high-speed Metro link between Gurgaon and Delhi airport.

"We have been asked to prepare a revised DPR (detailed project report) for the Iffco Chowk-IGI Airport metro link in 3-4 weeks time and to incorporate the changes in the traffic pattern and ongoing development along the proposed alignment," said Mangu Singh, DMRC chairman and managing director.

The DMRC was told to work out the possibility of integrating the alignment of the under-construction Northern Peripheral Road (NPR), also called Dwarka Expressway. The instructions were issued in a meeting attended by the officials of the Union ministry, DMRC and the Haryana government.

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"The ministry has indicated multiple bids would be invited for the proposed project. The DMRC has been told to look for the possibility of integrating the proposed link with the existing Airport Express Metro line," said SS Dhillon, the principal secretary Town & Country Planning and Urban Estates, who was representing the Haryana government in the meeting.

Since the proposed route does not cater to the needs of the Old Gurgaon localities, the state government has urged the DMRC to look for the possibility of altering the alignment to address the issue, Dhillon said.