The proposed Metro rail line in Faridabad will not come up in the middle of NH-2. It has been decided that the alignment will be changed to the left side of the highway, senior DMRC officials said.
"We have changed the alignment and now we want the work to be started from left side of National Highway-2 from Badarpur," said Kumar Keshav, director projects, DMRC. Kumar was accompanying
DMRC chief E Sreedharan to Faridabad on Friday. "Our managing director has okayed the new alignment."
"The change will neither affect the NHAI work on widening of the national highway nor is it going to hamper our work, which we are expected to start in August-September."
Managing director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) E Sreedharan had inspected the proposed Metro alignment from Badarpur to Faridabad on Friday.
After visiting this alignment, the officials said work on 13.8- kilometre Metro line from Badarpur to Faridabad would start in August-September, 2011.
Officials said the DMRC had earlier proposed Metro alignment from Badarpur to Faridabad either through the middle of highway or on one side. They said cutting of trees and other works would start much before the actual work begins.