Gurgaon: Rapid Metro prepares proposal for Phase 3 of the service
The new line is expected to connectivity between the Sikanderpur metro station and the Gurgaon railway station. Commuters will change to DMRC’s yellow line at Sikanderpur station and head towards Iffco Chowk, Sheetla Mata Road and the Gurgaon railway station.gurgaon Updated: Nov 01, 2017 23:34 IST
Six months after Phase 2 of the Rapid Metro project was flagged off, a proposal is now being prepared for Phase 3 of the service, which is expected to provide connectivity from the Sikanderpur metro station to the Gurgaon railway station.
The development comes in the backdrop of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) submitting a feasibility report to the Haryana government, proposing two lines — from Huda City Centre to Dwarka Sector 21 or from Huda City Centre to Gurgaon Railway station. The government, now, has to pick one over the other.
According to sources in the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), Rapid Metro officials mooted the proposal for Phase 3 to officials of Haryana Mass Rapid Corporation (HMRC).
The same was, however, rejected after HMRC officials said the proposal was inadequate and needed extensive layout and future plan details.
“As far as I know, a proposal was submitted by the Rapid Metro. However, HMRC officials have asked for a new proposal as the details were very basic in the first one,” said a senior official in GMDA who asked not to be named, as the proposal is in its initial stages.
Rapid Metro officials claim that they had been waiting on the recommendations of the DMRC before finalising their proposal to ensure that the routes recommended by the two are in sync with each other and are convenient for commuters.
Once the DMRC proposed the routes to the Haryana government, Rapid Metro officials incorporated some changes to the original plan.
Previously, the Phase 3 was proposed to start from Moulsari Avenue metro station and connect Shankar Chowk, Udyog Vihar, and Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road.
As per the new plan, the line will now start from Sikanderpur station, where commuters change to DMRC’s yellow line, and head towards Iffco Chowk, Sheetla Mata Road and terminate at the railway station.
Rajiv Banga, MD and CEO of IL&FS, is travelling and could not be reached for comment.
Rapid Metro currently operates in areas located between Shankar Chowk and Golf Course Extension Road, passing through Cyber City and Golf Course Road.