Punjab cabinet on Wednesday approved the ambitious Rs 1,427 crore project to link the city with its satellite town Mohali.
The decision to link SAS Nagar Mohali with Chandigarh was taken at a meeting of the cabinet chaired by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, an official spokesperson said here.
The total length of the metro rail covering Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali was 37.57 kms, to be completed at a cost of Rs 10,900 crore.
Two corridors would be developed from Capital Complex Chandigarh to Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan Sector 70 in Mohali having a length of 12.49 Kms, of which 3.97 Kms in Mohali city.
The second corridor would be from Mullanpur (Punjab portion) to Grain Market Panchkula (Haryana) having a length of 25.07 Kms, of which 3.87 Kms would be in Mullanpur.