The longest metro corridor in the national capital region (NCR) — about 14km long — will be built in phase 3 in Faridabad.
The elevated Metro corridor till YMCA Chowk in Faridabad-— the extension of line 6 (Central Secretariat–Badarpur) — is going to be the longest expansion taken up in the NCR region so far by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and was cleared recently.
The route length of 13.9kilometre swill put Faridabad ahead of Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad. The total Metro network in Noida is 7km, Gurgaon 7.5km and Ghaziabad 2.57km.
“The documents for memorandum of understanding with Haryana for Faridabad metro have been prepared and we are awaiting a date from the Haryana government for its signing. Earlier, the central group of ministers had cleared the proposed corridor,” said Anuj Dayal, DMRC spokesperson.
“This corridor, with nine stations, will be constructed on the lines of the Noida corridor. We will bear 80% of the cost, while the Delhi government will bear the remaining part,” said an official of the Haryana government.
Delhi Metro officials said that work on this corridor would be done at a war footing and completed by 2016 — the deadline for completion of other corridors under phase 3.
The Haryana government will soon start the process of acquiring land for this R2,533 crore project, sources said. DMRC has started the tender process for this corridor, so work can be immediately begun after land is acquired.
Tenders for construction of eight elevated station buildings, including architectural finishing, water supply, sanitary installation and external development work, at Old Faridabad, Ajronda, Faridabad New Town and YMCA Chowk on Badarpur- Faridabad corridor have been floated.