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Gurgaon-IGI Airport Metro link: Huda proposes change in route

Residents of Old Gurgaon may get direct Metro connectivity to the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.

gurgaon Updated: Feb 04, 2012 00:23 IST
Dhananjay Jha

Residents of Old Gurgaon may get direct Metro connectivity to the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) and the district town planning department (DTP) have sought a change in the route of the proposed 11-km high-speed Metro link between Sector 21 in Dwarka and Gurgaon (Iffco Chowk).

At a meeting held here on Friday, Gurgaon officials suggested to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to divert the proposed route from Palam Vihar towards Rajiv Chowk through Atul Kataria and Sheetla Mata Road.

As per the existing plan, the proposed line will have three stations at Bijwasan, Palam Vihar and Maruti Suzuki factory between Iffco Chowk and Sector 21, Dwarka.

The officials emphasised the need of Metro service for people living west to Gurgaon Expressway instead of connecting it directly with Iffco Chowk, where the facility is already available for residents of New Gurgaon.

At the meeting, which was called to discuss the detailed project report, Huda administrator Praveen Kumar suggested a change in the proposed route. Kumar said a fresh survey should be conducted by the DMRC to ensure that the facility is made available to a large number of people instead of a handful commuters who visit the airport.

“The report has to be cleared by the Haryana government. If the government suggests any change in the route, we will go by the suggested alignment,” said SD Sharma, a Delhi Metro official.

The proposed high-speed Metro link will be constructed on public-private partnership.