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Jhajjar's National Cancer Institute and Delhi AIIMS to be connected via Metro

Gurugam: If all goes according to the plan, then the Jhajjar campus of AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) and Delhi will soon get connected via Delhi Metro. The new metro line is likely to pass through Gurugram. New DMRC Metro corridor will connect from Dwarka Sector 21 to AIIMS Jhajjar through Dwarka E-way Gurugram. Field inspection was conducted in order to identify the project's route alignment. Haryana Govt will conduct traffic & technical feasibility surveys.

The first field inspection was conducted on Wednesday in order to identify the project's route alignment. The AIIMS campus in Jhajjar will be the country's largest cancer institute – the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Therefore, metro connectivity is expected to ease the movement of patients.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) along with Haryana government will conduct traffic and technical feasibility surveys before coming up with a detailed project report (DPR). It is being expected that the project cost will be shared by the Haryana government and Union government. However, the project may start in a few years time, reports suggest several projects including residential and commercial are coming up along Dwarka Expressway. With this, a large number of people planning to move into new sectors will hugely benefit from the metro line.

Meanwhile, the DMRC is all set to open a subway, the Terminal 1 of Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport to the Magenta Line, by the month of July. Interestingly, the upcoming subway will be the first such subway in New Delhi to have travelators. At present, the people have to cross a rough road between the airport's terminal and gate number 3 of the Magenta Line's IGI Airport metro station. July onwards, the corporation expects to start the subway, which would be 370 meters long, linking the Magenta Line metro gate to the airport's arrival and departure areas. According to DMRC estimates, the Terminal 1 of IGI Airport gets a daily footfall of around 66,000 air passengers. DMRC said that there will be two entry and exit points, one each at the arrival and departure areas of the airport.

On June 24, 2018, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, in the presence of PM Modi, had proposed the metro route connecting Dwarka to AIIMS Jhajjar while inaugurating the Bahadurgarh metro route. The foundation stone for the 710-bed AIIMS Jhajjar was laid by the previous prime minister, Manmohan Singh, on

January 3, 2014.

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