Date of Post: 07 Dec, 2017
Gurgaon: The GMDA (Gurgaon Metropolitan Development Authority) has formally proposed that the new metro extension line will connect Huda City Centre station with Sector 21 Dwarka. The decision comes almost 2 months after GMDA was given the task of gathering public feedback on 2 new metro rail route options for the city.
- On Tuesday, GMDA compiled its report & recommended the Dwarka route for extension to the Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation (HMRTC).
- In its feasibility report submitted to the Haryana government in October, the DMRC had suggested 2 options — a longer route connecting Huda City Centre to Dwarka Sector 21 & a shorter one connecting Huda City Centre to the Gurgaon Railway Station.
- The public feedback collected over 15 days indicated that Gurgaon residents prefer a metro route between Huda City Centre to Dwarka Sector 21.
Marginal Change In Metro Route-
- In its report, the GMDA has suggested a ‘marginal’ change to the DMRC’s proposed route to HMRTC.
- V Umashankar, additional chief executive officer, GMDA, said,“In GMDA’s report to HMRTC, a marginal change in the metro route has been suggested for consideration. However, the decision on it rests solely with the HMRTC.”
- GMDA officials suggested tweaking the route from Sector 23 towards Palam-Bijwasan road & subsequently towards Dwarka.
- The alteration will allow them complete right over the Metro route within Gurgaon & implement the project in lesser time, as requisite permission from the railways may take time & prove to be a hurdle to the project, GMDA officials explained.
Image Credit: Gurgaon Metro