GURGAON: The dream of connecting the old Gurugram with the metro will be fulfilled by 2025. Haryana Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (HMRTC) has made a final plan to connect Old Gurugram through HUDA City Center station of Delhi Metro rail network to the new Gurugram forming a metro loop. A detailed project report (DPR) has been prepared by the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) with estimated to cost of the Gurgaon metro project of Rs 5,125 crore. There are 25 stations proposed on this 31 km long route.
The detailed project report (DPR) has been prepared on the basis of a joint survey conducted by RITES and SPA with respect to a detailed study on other possibilities including ridership. The SPA will officially hand over the report to Gurgaon Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) on Monday. According to the report, further action will begin after approval by the authority. It is expected that work on the ground will be started in December.
25 stations are proposed
The metro will connect at the Sikanderpur metro station starting from HUDA city center. On this route, a total 25 stations namely Sector-45, Cyber Park, Sector-46, Sector-47, Sector-48, Technology Park, Udyog Vihar Phase-6, Sector-10, Sector-37, Basai, Sector-9, with HUDA City Center Sector-7, Sector-4, Sector-5, Ashok Vihar, Sector-3, Krishna Chowk, Palam Vihar Extension, Palam Vihar, Sector-23A, Sector-22, Udyog Vihar Phase-4, Udyog Vihar Phase-5, Cybercity will be built.
Project cost will be Rs 5,125 crore
Officials said that it would cost Rs 5.125 crore to prepare the project. This includes Rs 217.25 crore on land acquisition, 975.98 crores for metro alignment and formation, 935.42 crores for station building and others, 128.06 crores for the metro depot, 324.07 crores for traction and power supply, 228.34 crores for mainline signal and Rs. 320.15 crore for telecom, 44.90 crores for staff quarters, Rs. 5125 crore for other works (including Rs. 166.02 crore for road construction, and other works).
Metro will connect old and new Gurugram
Currently Delhi is connected to the new Gurugram via metro. The old Gurugram will also be connected to the new Gurugram under the metro loop scheme. Due to its proximity to the railway station, metro travel is considered to be better connectivity. It is estimated that more than 1.42 lakh people will travel between old and new Gurugram by taking the help of the metro every day once the Metro starts in the year 2025. By 2041, the ridership on this metro route will increase to more than 2.41 lakhs.
GMDA will get the report in four days
A survey has been conducted for the metro in the city by HMRTC. This survey has been done by the RITES, including the School of Planning & Architecture. In the survey report, the information not only including the estimated number of passengers but also other modes of transport. The School of Planning & Architecture has to submit its survey report to GMDA by Monday and thereafter GMDA officials will review and approve the same.
Centre’s approval will be taken by December
Officials said that the DPR on behalf of GMDA was prepared in June and sent to the state government for approval. The state government approved the DPR in July. The consultant is to be appointed by GMDA for this work in the month of September itself. Also, the DPR has to be approved by the Central cabinet. This approval will be received by the beginning of December, thereafter the work will start on the ground.