Commuting to the capital's satellite town Gurgaon will become easier as the Delhi government on Tuesday decided to expand the Delhi Metro Line-II seven kilometres inside the IT township.
Delhi Chief Minster on Tuesday said that Line-II of Delhi Metro would now go up to Sushant Lok, Gurgaon, and would traverse through populated neighbourhoods like Saket, Hauz Khas and Malviya Nagar.
The line from the Central Secretariat to Sushant Lok will be of 28 km and is expected to be operational months before the Commonwealth Games to be hosted here in 2010.
The stretch up to Saket would be underground and after crossing the Mehrauli-Badarpur Road it would be elevated till Sushant Lok.
Earlier the stretch was to go till Qutub Minar.
From Qutub to Sushant Lok, there will be eight stations of which five will be in Gurgaon. The extension would cost Rs.14.22 billion.
Around 475,000 people commute everyday in metro trains, the sleek and world-class transport medium of the capital.