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CM hints at change in Metro link plan

Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has said his government will conduct a feasibility survey on changing the character of the proposed hi-speed Metro link between Iffco Chowk and IGI Airport to normal Metro link, which will connect old Gurgaon areas.

india Updated: Mar 23, 2012 01:05 IST
Dhananjay Jha

Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has said his government will conduct a feasibility survey on changing the character of the proposed hi-speed Metro link between Iffco Chowk and IGI Airport to normal Metro link, which will connect old Gurgaon areas.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has proposed a 12-km high-speed link with three Metro stations. However, old Gurgaon residents have been demanding a normal Metro link with 5-6 stations which will connect old city areas.

“I have asked the Gurgaon administration to submit a feasibility survey report at the earliest so that I can look into the possibility of changing the Metro link through the old city,” said Hooda, hinting that a meeting may take place between the government and the DMRC.

The chief minister, while attending the NPR Planning Board meeting, told Hindustan Times that the demand of old Gurgaon residents regarding the change of Metro route was justified.

Though he didn’t mention when the meeting will take place, he said it will happen shortly.

On March 19, the urban development ministry had called a meeting of DMRC and Huda officials to discuss possible routes suggested by Huda administrator Praveen Kumar in February.