Urban Railways

Haryana to Appoint Consultant for Gurgaon Metro Extension

The Metro Rail Extension Project in Gurgaon, which has remained on paper for the last 10 years, was discussed at a meeting between Badshahpur MLA Rakesh Daultabad and senior officials of Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation Limited (HMRTC) in Panchkula yesterday (Wednesday, 22nd July 2020).

Rakesh said that the proposed route of the Metro was discussed at the meeting and he was also planning to take up the matter of the appointment of an internal consultant with Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar later this week so that the project work for the proposed route such as acquisition of land, removal of encroachments and shifting of utilities can be carried out.

A detailed project report for the route extension of Delhi Metro from Huda City Centre to Subash Chowk, Hero Honda Chowk, sector 9-10, Sector 5, Palam Vihar, Udyog Vihar and Cyber Hub was approved by state government in December last year but a nod from the Centre is still awaited.

“I have discussed the proposed route as well as two other proposals which include the route from Rezangla Chowk to Dwarka sector 21, and another from Gurugram railway station to Rajiv Chowk and Vatika Chowk with planning advisor, HMRTC. The issue of appointing the internal consultants was also discussed apart from other issues,” he said.

The Gurugram metro extension will be carried out by HMRTC.