While the Delhi-Gurgaon Metro will be operational at a cost of Rs 688 crore in January 2010, well in time for the Commonwealth Games, the Haryana Government has sought the intervention of Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh to get the Rs 2082 crore Delhi-Faridabad Metro Project cleared from the Government of NCT of Delhi.
The Detailed Project Report of Delhi-Faridabad Metro (Badarpur to YMCA Chowk) was got prepared from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRCL) and the Haryana Government approved this project having a length of 13.875 km in March 2007.
The project has also been approved by the DMRCL in December 2007, but concurrence of Government of NCT of Delhi is still awaited despite reminders by the State Government.
The Haryana Government has accorded the highest priority to improve connectivity within the National Capital Region (NCR), especially between Delhi and adjacent towns of Haryana to give boost to economic development.
Therefore, the Delhi-Faridabad Metro Project is of immense significance not only for Haryana, but also for the nation, an official spokesman said in Chandigarh on Sunday.