Elevated Line between “HUDA City Centre” & “Cyber City” via Sectors 10, 9, 7, 4, 5, Palam Vihar, Sec-23 & Udyog Vihar Phase-5 approved
Delhi Crown Bureau
New Delhi: The long wait for Delhi Metro connectivity for those living in Old Gurugram would finally get over by the year 2027.
The Central Government on Wednesday gave its approval to a new Metro Line connecting HUDA City Centre, currently the last Metro Station in Gurugram, with Cyber City (on National High No. 8) via residential Sectors 45, 47, Subhash Chowk, Sectors 4, 7, 5, 23, 23A, Palam Vihar, Udyog Vihar Phas-V, etc., with a total of 27 stations along the entire route.
The average speed of the coaches on the new Metro Line would be around 34 kilometres per hour. The new Metro Line will definitely give the Old Gurugram residents a much-needed respite from traffic jams during the peak hours. Currently, a commuter driving a car from Sector 4-7 takes nearly 45 minutes to hit the National Highway No. 8 in the morning hours.
The 28.5 kilometre-long Metro Line will be elevated throughout, and the entire project will cost around Rs 5,500 crores. “Loan is being tied up with European Investment Board (EIB) and World Bank (WB),” said a senior government official.
“The project is proposed to be completed in four years from the date of sanction of the Project and is to be implemented by Harayana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation Limited (HMRTC) which will be set up as a 50:50 Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of the Government of India and Government of Haryana after sanction order is issued,” announced cabinet minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi.
This will be a standard gauge line of 1435 mm (5 ft. 8.5 inches). The Spur Line from Basai village has been provided for connectivity to depot, added Goyal.
The Metro Line from Huda City Centre to Cyber City to the Main corridor would be around 26.65 kilometres with 26 stations, while the one from Basai Village to Dwarka Expressway would be Spur Line of 1.85 kilometres with one Metro Station.
Citing the benefits of today’s approval, the cabinet minister said that as on date there is no Metro Line in Old Gurugram. The main feature of this line is to connect New Gurugram with Old Gurugram. This network will connect with Indian Railway station. In next phase, it will provide connectivity to IGI airport. This will also provide overall economic development in the area, added the minister, he added.