Gurgaon’s metro enlargement plan permitted, however no readability on routes

A day after state authorities officers agreed on linking Huda Metropolis Centre metro station to Gurgaon railway station via a brand new metro hall, there’s little readability on the possible routes for a similar.

After the assembly held on Saturday between officers of state and central governments, it emerged that there’s a rivalry over two routes — one main from Hero Honda Chowk in direction of the railway station and one other from Rajiv Chowk in direction of the railway station.

The Haryana authorities on Saturday directed officers to organize an in depth venture report (DPR) for the metro extension venture from Huda Metropolis Centre metro station.

Each these traces had been proposed by Delhi Metro Rail Company (DMRC) to the Haryana authorities earlier, however had been rejected owing to issues over feasibility.

For now, sources mentioned there’s a excessive risk that the prolonged line will head from Huda Metropolis Centre metro station in direction of Subhash Chowk and culminate on the railway station. Nevertheless, whether or not the road will move from Subhash Chowk in direction of Hero Honda Chowk or Rajiv Chowk or each is but to be ascertained.

An evaluation of the proposed traces throws up some professionals and cons. The route from Hero Honda Chowk will cowl industrial areas and will probably report a excessive ridership, largely comprising day by day wage earners and professionals. The plan contains extending the road in direction of sectors 9 and 10 and culminating on the railway station.

Nevertheless, this route could not cowl residential areas falling on the correct of Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, together with Civil Traces, sectors 14, 10, 4, 5, 3 and 12.

The route from Rajiv Chowk will probably be shorter and immediately move from the expressway in direction of Sector 14 and Civil Traces on the best way to the railway station. This line will be certain that residential areas of Outdated Gurgaon are coated, however the means to generate excessive ridership could also be a priority.

Gurgaon MLA Umesh Aggarwal, who had in February 2015 submitted a proposal on the Rajiv Chowk path to Haryana city improvement authority (Huda) officers, put ahead his views on the proposed routes. “Each the traces will run into issues as a number of underpasses and flyover initiatives are deliberate on the Hero Honda Chowk and Rajiv Chowk. There can solely be readability as soon as the DPR is ready. It is vital that the ultimate route which will get chosen, is one which has the very best ridership viability,” Aggarwal mentioned.

The state in April had directed Japanese firm Mitsubishi to compile and submit its feasibility report on the Iffco Chowk-Gurgaon railway station hyperlink and Iffco Chowk-Sector 21 hyperlink after the corporate claimed that it may assemble the 2 traces at a less expensive price than different companies. The corporate’s feasibility report is awaited.

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