Haryana asks for 2 more metro stations
Haryana Govt urges DMRC to build two stations in the last leg of the Metro Line between IFFCO Chowk and Sushant Lok, reports Sanjeev K Ahuja.india Updated: Oct 22, 2006 21:40 IST
The Haryana government has urged Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to build two more stations in the last leg of the Metro Line between IFFCO Chowk and Sushant Lok that has been proposed to be ready by 2010.
"The last leg of Metro Line that meanders through Sector 29 in Gurgaon would be the Singapore of India and also a centre of activity with projects such as Golden Triangle, Malls, 5/7-Star Hotels, Main Bus Stand and leisure centres lined up. We would require two more stations on this stretch which is longest off all," said the secretary Town & Country Planning (TCP) Shakuntala Jakhu.
Spread over 380 acres in Sector 29, the Golden Triangle is likely to be designed by East China Architecture and Design Institute (ECADI) - that has build many prominent buildings in Shanghai.
A total of 10 stations have been planned along the Metro Line between Central Secretariat ( Delhi) and Sushant Lok (Gurgaon) route. Five stations are in Delhi and same number in the Gurgaon side of Metro Line.
Gurgaon stretch would have five stations such as Garden Estate, Sikanderpur, DLF City Centre Mall, MG Road, IFFCO Chowk (behind Essel Towers) and Sushant Lok.
The distance between Garden Estate and Sikanderpur station is .882 km, it's 1.33 km between Sikanderpur and DLF City Centre Mall station, 1.15km between DLF City Centre Mall and IFFCO Chowk station while the distance between IFFCO Chowk and terminal station Sushant Lok is 1.75 km.
Jakhu told the Hindustan Times, "The last leg between IFFCO Chowk and Sushant Lok which will be the biggest station of all five stations in Gurgaon would be the centre of activity and hustle bustle. With so many prestigious projects coming up in this part of Gurgaon, which is in Sector 29, we anticipate heavy footfall of people requiring Metro Services. We also foresee heavy usage of IFFCO Chowk and Sushant Lok stations, which are at far a distance. We have sought two more stations on this leg."
On this stretch, a number of key installations have already come up. With multi-acre Leisure Valley Park already attracting thousands of people everyday, Today's and Vatika are also coming up withy their 5-star hotels. City's main bus stand also would be shifted to this site later.
With Times Square of New York and Commercial Street of UK in mind, the Town & Country Planning department has decided to set up the similar model by the name of Golden Triangle in 380 acres of City Centre in Gurgaon Sector 29.