Metro to hit tracks in Faridabad next year: Hooda

The work on extension of Metro rail service to Faridabad city is on and will be completed by next year, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said today.

“Extension of Metro rail service is under progress at Faridabad city at a cost of Rs 2,500 crore which will be completed by 2014,” he said.

Hooda said that the Haryana government will spend about Rs 470 crore on the extension of Metro rail line from Faridabad to Ballabgarh.

“Also, the construction of Badarpur flyover has been completed at a cost of Rs 340 crore,” the chief minister said.

Hooda, who was addressing a public meeting in Faridabad, announced to give a grant of Rs 25 lakh to each of the 21 villages of NIT Faridabad constituency for their development.

He also dedicated two projects costing Rs 18.40 crore to the people of Faridabad.

The chief minister laid the foundation of Gaunchhi Drain costing Rs 13.40 crore, an official release said here.

Extending his best wishes to the people on the occasion of Vijay Dashmi, Hooda said that the government has launched various projects for the development of Faridabad.

He said that during the tenure of the previous INLD government, Rs 431.53 crore were spent on the development of Faridabad whereas during last 8 years the Congress government has already spent Rs 4167.95 crore on its development and projects costing Rs 437.42 crore are in progress.