Government clears Delhi Metro rail extension

The Indian government has approved a proposed extension of Delhi Metro’s 11.18 km corridor from Mundka in Delhi to Bahadurgarh, in Haryana.

The route, which is expected to be completed by March 2016, will be fully elevated, with a 6.31 km segment in Delhi and 4.88 km section in Haryana.

Central government will fund the $93 million Delhi portion, which also includes $40 million loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and $10 million contribution from Delhi Development Authority (DDA).

Haryana will also provide $27 million as grant for Delhi portion. The $30 million will be raised through property development by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). Balance cost of $27 million will be met by Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD).

The routes will have seven stations, including Mundka Industrial Area, Ghevra, Tikri Kalan, Tikri Border, Modern Industrial Estate, Bus Stand and City Park.

The corridor will be developed with an estimated cost of $359 million, out of which Delhi government will fund $200 million and Haryana government will fund $159 million.

For Haryana portion, central government will fund $ 36 million, from Government of Haryana is $107 million and DMRC will provide $19 million.

The proposed metro corridor will provide the much needed rapid transport facility between Delhi and Bahadurgah, Haryana.

As per an estimate, the route will have a ridership of 96,000 in 2016-17.  This is the fifth town in the National Capital Region to be connected by Delhi Metro network after Gurgaon (Haryana), NOIDA (Uttar Pradesh), Vaishali (Uttar Pradesh) and Faridabad (Haryana).


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