Gurgaon: Metro growth venture a step nearer to actuality

The Haryana authorities has requested Rites to organize detailed venture report (DPR) for the almost 12- km-long Metro rail route between the Huda Metropolis Centre (HCC) Metro station to Gurgaon railway station. The venture is a part of the Metro growth plan in Gurgaon.

The company is predicted to submit the report inside six months, state authorities officers aware of the venture particulars mentioned on Wednesday.

Rites (Rail India Technical and Financial Service) is a authorities enterprise established in 1974 below the aegis of the Indian Railways.

The metro route is deliberate to cater to the commuting wants of previous Gurgaon residents whose demand for Metro connectivity is pending for years.

The Delhi Metro Rail Company (DMRC) opened its Yellow Line with an goal to attach central Delhi to Gurgaon. 5 stations on the Yellow Line — Guru Dronacharya, Sikandarpur, MG Street, Iffco Chowk and Huda Metropolis Centre — permits commuters to shuttle between the 2 cities. All 5 stations are situated to the east of the Nationwide Freeway, thereby depriving residents residing on the west of the nationwide freeway of its benefits within the absence of Metro feeders and final mile connectivity.

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The federal government most well-liked the shorter 12 km Huda Metropolis Centre-Gurgaon railway station route, mentioned an govt of Haryana Mass Fast Transport Company Restricted (HMRTC). The state transport physique is supervising the Metro venture together with the Haryana City Growth Authority (Huda).

Nadim Akhtar, chief city planner, Huda, mentioned, “Rites will submit the DPR in six months, by the top of August. This route between the Huda Metropolis Centre and the Gurgaon railway station spans almost 12km.”

Within the first ever assembly of the Gurugram Metropolitan Growth Authority (GMDA), chaired by chief minister Manhor Lal Khattar on January 31, the proposed Metro routes had been mentioned at size.

Of their response to the suggestions sought by the GMDA final 12 months, greater than 85 % residents had voted in favour of the HCC-Dwarka Sector 21 route. Officers mentioned that the route spans 27.5km and entails increased capital prices.

The 27.5-km route from Huda Metropolis Centre to Dwarka Sector 21 was to cowl Subhash Chowk on Sohna Street, Hero Honda Chowk, sectors 10A,10,9,9A, ESI Hospital, the chowk of Sector 4 and 5 (together with the railway station and adjoining space), Sector 23, Chauma rail crossing and the Bijwasan border.

The projected value of the 12-km HCC-Gurgaon railway station route is 2,751 crore towards the estimated value of the 27.5-km Dwarka to Sector 21 route, which is 5,491 crore.

For residents searching for Metro connectivity, the transfer to rope in an company to file the venture report has come as a sigh of reduction.

“We want this (the venture) turns into a actuality quickly. During the last three years, there have solely been discussions on the proposed routes,” Rajesh Patel, a resident of Rajendra Park, mentioned.

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