Bahadurgarh is all set to become fourth National Capital Region (NCR) town and third city of Haryana to be connected with Delhi through Metro rail.
Union urban development minister Kamal Nath and Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday laid the foundation stone of Mundka (Delhi)-Bahadurgarh metro rail link at sector 9 in Bahadurgarh.
The project having a route length of 11.182 Kms would be completed by March, 2016 with project cost of Rs. 1991 crore. Haryana would contribute Rs. 787.96 crore.
There would be seven stations- Mundka industrial area, Ghewra, Tikri Kalan, Tikri border (all in Delhi), Modern industrial estate, bus stand and city park Bahadurgarh (in Haryana) from Mundka to Bahadurgarh.
The travel time from Bahadurgarh (city park) to Mundka would be 20 minutes while it would take 45 minutes upto Inderlok and about 50 minutes upto Kirti nagar in Delhi, an official release said.
An agreement regarding the same was also signed between Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).
Principal secretary, town and country planning Haryana SS Dhillon and director (works) DMRC Jitender Tyagi signed the agreement on behalf of the two organizations.
Nath said that this metro link was needed to connect Haryana on this side through metro and it would help change habits of the people.
He lauded the role played by Rohtak MP Deepender Singh Hooda in bringing this project to Haryana and said that Deepender took keen interest and never missed the opportunity to put forward the demand whenever he got the chance.
Hooda said that the metro link would be helpful for people of Haryana. Referring to Bahadurgarh, Hooda said that growth was witnessed on three sides of Delhi- Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida but this side of Bahadurgarh remained neglected.
He said that he has a map of development of this town which would make it equal to Gurgaon in coming five to seven years in terms of development if the people keep on supporting him.
Earlier, Rohtak MP Deepender Singh Hooda said that it took three years to get the project through. He said that Delhi was reluctant for construction of metro rail in its territory after Mundka, saying that it was sparsely populated.
He said that now he would try to get electric train approved between Bahadurgarh and Delhi during February.