Old Gurgaon Metro link still a dream
The much-awaited demand of Old Gurgaon residents to get Metro connectivity seems to be unfulfilled as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), in a reply to an RTI, said that there is no plan to provide Delhi Metro service to the people of Old Gurgaon.
“At present, there is no proposal with the DMRC under consideration to <g data-gr-id="25">implement</g> or connect Metro service with localities of Old Gurgaon with Delhi or Huda City Centre or any other independent line,” the DMRC said in a reply to an RTI filed by Aseem <g data-gr-id="21">Takyar</g>.
Meanwhile, the movement to extend the Metro network to the old city got a fresh impetus in the first week of April, after Haryana Chief Secretary gave his go-ahead to conduct a feasibility study for the proposed route. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting in Chandigarh which was chaired by Chief Secretary DS Dhesi.
The agency that will undertake the study has not yet been decided and the time-frame too has not been fixed. Rao said the study would be carried out soon either by the DMRC or any such competent authority.
“We have not received any proposal from any of the agencies concerned on this regard,” said Mangu Singh, MD, Delhi Metro.
Residents of Old Gurgaon localities, including Huda sectors, demanded a change in the plan of the proposed high-speed Metro link between Iffco Chowk and IGI Airport (Dwarka). In their proposal, residents have suggested an alternative route via Signature Towers, Atul Kataria Chowk to Rajiv Chowk (passing through Old Gurgaon).