The long-standing demand of Old Gurgaon residents to get Metro connectivity finally got support from Gurgaon deputy commissioner and the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) administrator on Tuesday.
A group of local residents under the banner of the newly-constituted Metro Lao Sangharsh Samiti met the senior officials and asked them to support their cause.
The team was led by its chairman Col (retd) Ratan Singh and other members, including Ashok Taneja.
Residents of Old Gurgaon localities, including Huda sectors, demanded a change in plan of the proposed high-speed Metro link between Iffco Chowk and IGI Airport (Dwarka).
In their proposal, the residents suggested an alternative route i.e. via Signature Towers, Atul Kataria Chowk to Rajiv Chowk (passing through Old Gurgaon).
The members also demanded “six to seven halts” on the line to cater to the needs of residents of south-west Gurgaon.
“Deputy commissioner PC Meena has assured to support our cause. He has asked the authority concerned to conduct an aerial survey of the area. Gurgaon officials, including Huda administrator Praveen Kumar and senior town planner RK Singh, also took up the cause of Old Gurgaon residents with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC),” said BD Pahuja, spokesperson of the Metro Lao Sangharsh Samiti.
The residents have also sent a proposal to Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda with an alternative route map. “We are going to Chandigarh to meet the chief minister as the state assembly will commence soon. Earlier, we handed him a letter of our demands. He assured to take up the issue with the Union Urban Development Ministry,” said Pahuja.
“The demand of residents is justified and the DMRC should provide connectivity to Old Gurgaon residents. We took up their cause with officials of the DMRC,” said Huda administrator Praveen Kumar.