After a delay of three months, the detailed project report of Gurugram metro route, which will link Huda City Centre with Sector 23, is finally ready, and has been submitted to Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation(HMRTC), according to sources in the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA). The project report has been prepared by RITES.
A meeting to discuss the project was held on last Friday between officials of GMDA, HMRTC and RITES. “The report has been submitted by RITES to HMRTC, and it will be sent to the Centre for its approval soon. After this, we can expect to start the work. We hope that work on the project can be started this year itself,” a senior GMDA official told TOI.
The metro route, according to the official, will start from Huda City Centre and go up to Sector 23, connecting Subhash Chowk, Hero Honda Chowk, Dwarka Expressway near Sector 101 and 104 and sectors 4, 5, 10A, 10, 9 and 9A.
Initially, 19 stations were planned on the metro corridor but in the revised plan, the authorities decided to build 22 stations. The development comes as a big relief for thousands of homebuyers on Dwarka Expressway gurgaon, who had been demanding a metro link connecting the new sectors along the much-delayed expressway. According to sources, The government was of the view that Dwarka Expressway will see a lot of residential and commercial activity in the coming years, which is why it reconsidered the metro alignment and took it up to the expressway, also known as Northern Peripheral Road (NPR).
Another change incorporated in the new plan is to divert the alignment before the city railway station, while earlier it was supposed to go right up to it. Now, it has been decided that the metro link will turn 600-700m ahead of the station.
“It isn’t feasible for the metro to take a turn right at the railway station. Hence, the link will turn a few hundred metres before it. We will be installing a travelator to connect the metro station with the railway station for the convenience of commuters,” said the official.
Source : TOI