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Metro link to Old Gurgaon: Huda chief to conduct aerial survey soon

india Updated: Feb 21, 2012 01:54 IST
Dhananjay Jha

The administrator of Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), Praveen Kumar, is likely conduct an aerial survey of Old Gurgaon areas to assess the possibilities of extending a Metro route to the thickly-populated part of the city.

Having Metro connectivity in the area is a long-time concern of the people living in west Gurgaon.

The issue was discussed in a meeting of the officials of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Huda last month.

“I have been telling DMRC officials to think of extending the proposed Metro route in the interiors of Old Gurgaon so that people living in this part of the city can also get better transport facility,” said the administrator.

The Huda administrator said that he has already suggested the state government to work out a Metro route for the area.

“I will do my best to convince the government,” he added.

The DMRC has already submitted its detailed project report (DPR) to the Haryana government of a proposed high-speed Metro link between Sector 21 Dwarka and Iffco Chowk.

“The DMRC has submitted the DPR. The terms and condition of the new route was decided by the state government only. If the government wants a change, it is their prerogative and it can decide on the extension of the Metro line up to Old Gurgaon,” said SD Sharma, a senior DMRC official.

Meanwhile, residents of Old Gurgaon have met chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, seeking some change in the proposed metro route or provide a new Metro link for them.

“The government is aware of the issue and it will be taken up in the forthcoming assembly session commencing from February 23,” said a media adviser to chief minister.