Work on the 28km metro corridor from Huda City Centre to Cyber City is expected to start soon. Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who reviewed development projects of different departments on Wednesday, said GMDA will start civil work for the city metro line in a month’s time. The construction of Sheetla Mata Medical College and Hospital is, meanwhile, expected to be complete in three months.
The metro corridor will originate from Yellow Line at Huda City Centre and loop back to Cyber City, cutting through a large section of Old Gurgaon. While presenting the state budget in February, Khattar had said work on three metro routes, including the Gurgaon metro corridor, would begin in 2023-24.
The CM reviewed 48 projects of various departments — including irrigation, urban local bodies, public works and Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation (HMRTC) — estimated to cost a total of Rs 37,927 crore in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
The projects included the city metro corridor, Sheetla Mata Medical College and Hospital, construction of sewage treatment plants (STPs) and laying water pipelines, and augmenting the capacity of the Mewat feeder canal, among others.
“GMDA has been directed to start civil work on the metro line to prepare the ground for construction. The work includes shifting of utilities along the corridor and clearing the land for construction,” said a spokesperson of the state government.
The project got approval from the Public Investment Board (PIB) in November last year and has been sent to the Union Cabinet. Tenders will be issued after the Cabinet gives the go-ahead, the official added.
The city metro line is estimated to cost Rs 6,000 crore and has a 2026 deadline. Construction will be overseen by HMRTC. “The project will fill a large void in the connectivity grid by taking the metro to many densely populated areas, besides bridging old and new Gurgaon. This will be the city’s own metro and will be operated by the state government,” the spokesperson added.
The route, according to the detailed project report (DPR) that has received approval, has 27 elevated stations — Huda City Centre, Sector 45, Cyber Park, Sector 47, Subhash Chowk, Sector 48, Sector 72A, Sector 101, Hero Honda Chowk, Udyog Vihar 6, Sector 10, Sector 37, Basai, Sector 9, Sector 7, Sector 4 , Sector 5, Ashok Vihar, Sector 3, Bajghera Road, Palam Vihar Extension, Palam Vihar, Sector 23A, Sector 22, Udyog Vihar 4, Udyog Vihar 5 and Cyber City.
The corridor will have an interchange with Rapid Metro, which runs between Cyber City and Sector 56, as well as with a proposed corridor from Palam Vihar to Dwarka Sector 21 — the DPR for which was approved by the state government last month — at Rezang La Chowk. When both lines are completed, it will be possible to reach IGI airport through the metro grid by changing to the Airport Express line at Dwarka, officials said.
Source : TOI