Logistics

Metro chief inspects proposed Faridabad corridor alignment

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on April 29, 2011 Published on April 29, 2011

Days after the Urban Development Ministry approved the ambitious project, the Delhi Metro chief, Mr E. Sreedharan, today inspected the proposed alignment of the corridor connecting the national capital with its satellite city Faridabad.

The 13.8-km fully elevated corridor will have nine stations and will be an extension of the existing Central Secretariat-Badarpur Standard Gauge Line, known as Line 6 or the Violet Line.

The Haryana Government has been mulling connecting the industrial township of Faridabad with Delhi through Metro, which has proved to be one of the most efficient transport systems in modern times.

Haryana has been keen on extending the Badarpur Line to YMCA Chowk in Faridabad. Thousands of people travel from Faridabad to Delhi everyday for work.

Once it becomes operational, the Metro link will be a boon to thousands of residents of Faridabad, which is the second Haryana city in the National Capital Region to get connected to Delhi through Metro. Gurgaon, another Haryana city in the NCR, was added to Metro network in June last year.

Accompanied by Mr Kumar Keshav, Director (Project), DMRC, Mr Sreedharan inspected the proposed alignment of the project estimated to cost Rs 2,533 crore.

His inspection came days after the Empowered Committee of the Ministry of Urban Development put its seal on the proposal. Now, the proposal will have to be approved by an Empowered Group of Ministers.

DMRC spokesman Mr Anuj Dayal said the Centre has already sanctioned Rs 100 crore in 2011-12 budget.

The nine stations on the Line are Sarai, NHPC Chowk, Mewala Maharajpur, Sector 27 A, Badkal Mor, Faridabad Old, Ajronda, Faridabad New Town and YMCA Chowk.

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Published on April 29, 2011
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