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Villagers in Faridabad want Metro yard shifted

delhi Updated: Oct 28, 2010 00:22 IST
Prabhu Razdan
Prabhu Razdan
Hindustan Times
Prabhu Razdan

The going seems to be getting tougher for the Metro rail link in Faridabad.

On Tuesday, a large number of residents of three villages close to National Highway 2, near Ajronda, called on the nodal officer for Metro project and demanded that the proposed Metro yard be shifted to some other place.

“It seems the officials want thousands of people, whose land has been acquired by the government for the Metro project, to be pushed to starvation,” said Narveer Singh, one of the leaders heading the protests.

“We have strongly protested the official plan to set up a Metro yard in the three villages — Ajronda, Kewal colony and Sant nagar — in Sector 20A,” Singh said.

Confirming that the villagers did visit him and had raised the issue of dislocation fear, Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) administrator D Suresh said, “The issue will be discussed in the coming joint meeting of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and HUDA officials.”

The HUDA administrator is the nodal officer for Metro project from Badarpur to Faridabad.

In the earlier proposal, some buildings, including a shopping mall, were coming in the way of the proposed Metro track, which was later changed. Even after the change, over a dozen institutional plots were on the track’s way.

The HUDA then decided to relocate owners of these plots in another sector. But so far, no headway has been made on the issue.