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Haryana CM okays funds for Faridabad Metro line

chandigarh Updated: Aug 10, 2010 00:44 IST
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Decks were cleared on Monday for Metro’s extension to Faridabad with Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda approving state government’s share of R1,588.60 crore for the link.

The decision was taken in a meeting presided over by the Chief Minister. The total cost of the project has been estimated as R2,533 crore and the Central government would bear R544.4 crore of the cost.

Hooda said that the project will begin in October 2010 and would be completed by March 31, 2013.

The 13.875-km-long fully elevated Metro link from Badarpur line would have nine stations up to YMCA Chowk in Faridabad.

This would be an extension of the Central Secretariat-Badarpur line of the Delhi Metro. Hooda said that the project would ease traffic congestion and promote Faridabad. Metro connectivity is already operation in Gurgaon.