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Khattar OKs DPR for metro extension to Old Gurugram

Gurugram: The fourth meeting of Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) which met under the Chairmanship of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for metro rail connectivity from HUDA City Centre to Old Gurugram.

The metro project would be implemented by Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation (HMRTC). The total length of metro rail line would be 31.11 kilometers and it would have 25 stations and six interchange stations. This metro line would be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 5,126 crore and is likely to be made operational in the year 2023.

The metro stations which have been proposed on this route are HUDA City Centre, Sector 45, Cyber Park, Sector 46, Sector 47, Sector 48, Technology Park, Udyog Vihar Phase 6, Sector 10, Sector 37, Basai, Sector 9, Sector 7, Sector 4, Sector 5, Ashok Vihar, Sector 3, Krishna Chowk, Palam Vihar Extension, Palam Vihar, Sector 23 A, Sector 22, Udyog Vihar Phase IV and V and Cyber City.

It was also decided that track integration between Metro Corridor and Rapid Metro would be considered for continuous operations.

The Haryana government officials have officially begun the process of taking over the Rapid rail metro that is also credited for being India's first private metro system. In doing so however the government is likely to incur a heavy cost of sustaining the private metro system.

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