As per the reports, the DPR of the metro extension between Palam Vihar and Dwarka Sector 21 station will be 8.4 km long, and it consists of 5km will be in Gurugram from Palam Vihar to Sector 111. The remaining 3.4 km route was developed in Delhi.
Approving Delayed Metro Project
People of Gurugram and Dwarka sector 21 have another reason to celebrate this festive season with the Haryana cabinet on Wednesday approving the DPR (Detailed Project Report) of the delayed Metro project extension between Palam Vihar in Gurugram and Sector 21 in Dwarka, Delhi. The cost of this extension metro project is expected to cost ₹1,851 crores.
Government officials said Haryana would give ₹1,541 crores of this project cost, while the Centre Government will hold up the remaining amount.
In this corridor, there will be seven metro stations, with an interchange proposed at Rezangla Chowk in Palam Vihar, Haryana, to smooth the connectivity between the main Gurugram Metro line, offered from Huda City Centre to Cyber City by Old Gurugram and Palam Vihar.
On Wednesday, the cabinet meeting was held. The chief minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, also approved this project with a total cost of ₹1,687 crores, along with the state governments providing ₹1,541 crores, the official said.
Apart from that, approval was also given to nominate the administrative secretary, town and country planning department, as the nodal officer for signing agreements and other related project documents.
Benefits of New Metro Project
Khattar said this metro project would increase the connectivity between Gurugram and Delhi and benefit thousands of passengers who travel between Gurugram and Delhi. This project will decrease local buses, intermediate public transport (IPT), private vehicles, and air pollution in both cities.
The spokesperson said that the proposed metro extension would have an interchange at Palam Vihar station, IECC station, the Airport Express line, and the last one at Sector 21 Dwarka metro station. This metro line will also have an interchange at Dwarka Expressway in Sector 110-A.
Some metro stations have been proposed at Sector 28 in Dwarka, Sector 111, Chauma village Palam Vihar, Sector 110-A, IECC, and Dwarka Sector 21. All metro stations will be elevated.
Requirement for Metro Project
The construction of this metro extension there will require two hectares of land in Sector 101, and the DPR projects will require land of around 60,000 square meters to develop platforms, metro stations, entry and exit structures, power supply or lines, and other civilian works.
Ajit Balaji Joshi, managing director of HMRTC (Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation Limited), said that the proposal for metro extension will now be sent to the Central government for the next round of approvals. The share of the Haryana government in this expansion is ₹1,540 crore, and the Central Government will hold up the remaining amount. He cleared that this project would be completed on its deadlines.
Also, Ajit Joshi said permission to build Metro stations and other infrastructure would be later taken from the government of Delhi. As DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) has set up operations here, we will set up metro stations there.
Some Pending Metro Project
Karan Singh, director of HMRTC, said that the 8.4km stimulus, added to the 28km from the HUDA metro extension project, will significantly boost the connectivity between Gurugram and Delhi.
The Dwarka Metro extension project was discussed in 2014, but this remained on paper until now despite several project reports being prepared by different agencies.
The DMRC prepared a DPR for this expansion project and recommended the extension of the Blue Line from Sector 21 in Dwarka to Iffco Chowk in Gurugram in 2015. Still, this project could not be started due to various legal reasons.
In 2016, another proposal was to connect Iffco Chowk in Gururam to Dwarka Sector 21 and extend the Metro link to Old Gurugram 2016; this planning was not feasible.
The largest Metro project connecting Cyber City to Huda City Centre has been under consideration by the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs for the last few months. Some government officials said it is likely to get clearance soon.