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GOM Clears Extension Of Metro To Faridabad, Bahadurgarh

PTI 10 Aug 2011, 10:44:04 IST

New Delhi, Aug 10 : The Centre on Tuesday  cleared proposals for extension of metro rail from Badarpur to YMCA in Faridabad and from Mundka to Bahadurgarh in Haryana.

The proposals were cleared at a meeting of Group of Ministers on Mass Rapid Transit System chaired by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

It was decided at the meeting that of the total cost of Rs 2,533 crore for the extension of metro rail from Badarpur to YMCA in Faridabad, 80 per cent of the amont (Rs 1,588 crore) will be borne by Haryana and Rs 544 crore by the Centre.

For the rolling stock, the expenditure of Rs 400 crore will be met by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

Metro rail from Badarpur to YMCA, Faridabad, will cover the distance of 13.875 km and it will have nine stations. The work is expected to be completed by August 31, 2014, but efforts will be made to finish the work by March 31, 2014.

Regarding the extension of metro rail from Mundka to Bahadurgarh, it was decided that it will be put into supplementary Phase-III.

It was decided that work from Mundka to Tikri border will be completed by Delhi government (through DMRC) and for the remaining portion of about five kms from Tikri Border to Bahadurgarh, the expenditure will be borne by Haryana government.

The meeting was also attended among others by Home Minister P Chidambram, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit, Delhi Lt Governor Tejender Khanna, besides other concerned officers. PTI