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Metro link to Faridabad on track

After the Metro revolutionised public transport in Gurgaon, it is the turn of the industrial city of Faridabad.

india Updated: Apr 27, 2011 00:19 IST
Hitender Rao

After the Metro revolutionised public transport in Gurgaon, it is the turn of the industrial city of Faridabad.

An empowered committee on mass rapid transit system (MRTS) approved extension of the Central Secretariat-Badarpur corridor to Faridabad on Tuesday.

A meeting in this regard was held in New Delhi. The proposal will now be presented before a group of ministers (GoM) at the central government level for final clearance.

Under Phase 1 of the project, a completely elevated 13.875km long Metro track will become operational from Badarpur to YMCA Chowk in Faridabad within two years from the commissioning date. There will be nine stations on the route. Phase 2 will entail extension of the Metro link up to Ballabhagarh.

The project aims to ease traffic congestion and bring relief to lakhs of daily commuters from Faridabad.

Officials said the revised project cost has been estimated at Rs 2,533 crore and the Haryana government will pitch in about Rs 1,588 crore for the link. The central government will bear an expenditure of Rs 544 crore.

The state government will also bear the land cost of about 60-70 acres to be provided for the Metro corridor.

The cost of the rolling stock will be borne by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The state government’s share will be partially funded by Haryana Urban Development Authority and Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation.

The Haryana government had sent a formal proposal in April 2007 to extend the route from Badarpur till YMCA Chowk in Faridabad.

Haryana already has a Metro link from Jehangirpuri in Delhi to Gurgaon that started operations last year.