Date Of Post: 18 Jan, 2018
Gurugram: The GMDA (Gurugram Metro Development Authority) has proposed a 27.48 km long elevated metro project connecting Huda City Centre with Dwarka sector 21 station in Delhi. The proposal was sent to the state government for approval over a fortnight ago, according to a GMDA official. The project, at an estimated cost of Rs 4,591 crore, will be forwarded to the Centre after the state’s nod.
- The plan comprises 21 elevated metro stations & one maintenance depot at Dhankot.
- A senior GMDA official requesting anonymity, said,”This project will be a great boost to the public transportation system as it will connect the maximum part of new and old Gurugram city through 18 stations. It will reduce traffic load on roads considerably as commuting will be possible in 45 minutes from Huda City Centre to Dwarka.”
- The official said,”Such an exercise used to take more than 2 hours depending on congestion on roads. This metro route will connect people of Gurugram to west and southwest Delhi in 30 to 45 minutes.”
- Authorities have also proposed 3 types of station alignments: wayside station, wayside and signalling station & terminal station.
- Besides, a maintenance depot has also been proposed at sector-9 Dhankot station at an estimated cost of Rs 173 crore.
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