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For Metro, HUDA to relocate institutions

delhi Updated: Sep 18, 2010 00:28 IST
Prabhu Razdan
Prabhu Razdan
Hindustan Times
Prabhu Razdan

About a dozen institutional plots would have to be shifted for the upcoming Metro railway track between Badarpur and Faridabad.

This fact was revealed during a meeting of the officials of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Thursday here. But the authorities said these institutions would be given alternative plots in a different sector.

"In the earlier proposal, some buildings, including a shopping mall, were coming in the way of the proposed Metro track. We have changed that plan," said HUDA administrator D. Suresh, who is also nodal officer for Metro project in Faridabad.

"Even after the change in the alignment of the track, about a dozen institutional plots are coming in the way," Suresh told Hindustan Times on phone on Friday, adding, "we have decided to give the allotees plots in another sector so that the Metro track is laid without any hurdle."

"We are in the process of sending notices to these plot holders, informing them about the new development and HUDA's decision to allot them alternative plots," he added.
"The technical team of DMRC is scheduled to visit Faridabad next week for further consultations on the project," he added.

After Noida and Gurgaon, the Metro rail service is to be introduced in Faridabad. HUDA had conducted a 'comprehensive mobility survey' a few months back to find out about the different modes of transportation people use to commute to and from Noida to New Delhi. The Centre has also okayed the project.

The 13.8 km Metro line is to be extended to YMCA Chowk in Faridabad from Badarpur with nine stations including Sarai Khwaja Chowk, Mewla Maharajpur, NHPC Chowk, Sector 27A, Bhadkal Chowk, Old Faridabad Chowk, Ajronda Chowk, New Town and YMCA Chowk.