Haryana okays extension of Metro to Gurgaon
The state cabinet, at its meeting presided over by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, cleared the project.india Updated: Jun 02, 2006 20:24 IST
Haryana Government on Friday gave formal approval to the extension of Delhi Metro to Gurgaon and decided to share 80 per cent of the total cost of the Rs 688-crore Metro Link project.
The state cabinet, at its meeting presided over by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, cleared the project for extension of Delhi Metro seven kms into Gurgaon till the City Centre in Sector 29 from the Qutab Minar.
The project is expected to be completed by 2010, he told reporters in Chandigarh adding, out of the total expenditure on the project, Centre would bear Rs 114 crore and Haryana Government Rs 456 crore.
The Rs 118 crore cost to be incurred on rolling stock -- the coaches of the trains -- would be borne by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRCL), he said.
The state would also provide land for the project, which will form a part of Delhi Metro network, and its implementation and subsequent operations would be done by DMRCL, Hooda added.