DMRC signs MoU with Haryana for Badarpur-Faridabad link

March 26th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Faridabad, Delhi’s satellite town in southern Haryana, will be on the Delhi Metro network soon, as a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed Monday between the Haryana government and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the construction of a 14-km stretch.

The Metro line 6 (Violet Line), which currently runs from Central Secretariat to Badarpur, will connect to Faridabad, an industrial and residential town in Haryana, 280 km from state capital Chandigarh.

The MoU was signed by S.S. Dhillon, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, (town and country planning department) Haryana government and Kumar Keshav, Director (project and planning), DMRC.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Delhi Metro chief Mangu Singh.

“The fully elevated corridor will be completed by 2014 and it will have nine Metro stations, connecting Badarpur and YMCA Chowk in Faridabad,” a statement from DMRC said.

It will have nine stations - Sarai Khwaja, NHPC Chowk, Mewla Maharajpur, Sector 27-A, Badhkhal Modh, Old Faridabad, Ajraunda, Faridabad New Town and YMCA Chowk.

“The project would cost Rs.2,494 crore and the route will be an extension of the presently operational Line 6 of the Delhi Metro Central Secretariat-to-Badarpur corridor,” the DMRC official said.

According to the Detailed Project Report (DPR), the daily ridership of the Metro corridor is expected to be 2.14 lakh, after commissioning of the corridor for the public.

The civil contract for the construction of this corridor has been awarded in February 2012, and the corridor will be commissioned by the end of 2014.

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