HSVP hastens Rs 5,900-cr Gurgaon-Faridabad Metro Line
With this the proposed Metro link between Gurugram and Faridabad in Haryana is all set to gather pace
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation (HMRTC) and HSVP officials conducted the first field survey of 32 km long route from Vatika Chowk in Gurugram to Bata Chowk in Faridabad.
With this the proposed Metro link between Gurugram and Faridabad in Haryana is all set to gather pace. The detailed project report (DPR) of the Metro route has already been prepared.
The field survey to check the alignment of the route and identify spots for developing stations is the second key step after the DPR before execution of the project on the ground, following approval from the government.
The entire route will have eight stations, including one interchange station in Faridabad. Around 28 km of the route will be elevated.
During the survey, the authorities checked project route alignment and identified spots for developing stations and also status of the land required for the project.
The corridor, which will be developed along the Gurugram-Faridabad road, does not require any major acquisition of land.
As per the DPR, five of the eight stations will be in Faridabad -- Bata Chowk (interchange station), Aravali Golf Course, Badkhal Enclave, Pali Stone Crusher Zone and Police Chowki Manger, while Gurugram will have stations at Mandi village, Sector 56 and VatikaChowk.
Aravali Golf Course and Badkhal Enclave will be two underground stations. Post-survey, officials have recommended one more station near Ghata in Gurugram.
During field survey, the officials found there was a huge gap between two stations, Mandi Village and Sector 56.
DMRC has also sought around 10 acre of land for developing a depot between Golf Course Road and Faridabad road.
The project was announced by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in 2016, and DMRC completed the DPR in March 2020 and handed it over to HMRTC on 10 June 2020. The DPR has been placed before the public undertaking committee of the state assembly.
The Metro Corridor is expected to reduce vehicular traffic in the two cities as a large number of people travel to Faridabad from Gurugram daily in personal vehicles for work in the absence of a public transport system.
The DMRC has Metro services up to Huda City Centre in Gurugram and Raja Nahar Singh in Faridabad.