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Centre clears extension of two Delhi Metro lines to Haryana

United News of India

Chandigarh, August 10, 2011

The Centre has cleared proposals for extension of Delhi Metro's services to Haryana -- from Badarpur to YMCA Faridabad and from Mundka to Bahadurgarh.

Stating this here today, a Haryana government spokesman said that, out of the total cost of Rs 2533 crore for the extension of the Metro from Badarpur to YMCA Faridabad, 80 per cent of the amount (Rs 1588 crore) would be borne by Haryana Government and Rs 544 crore by the Central government. For the rolling stock, the expenditure of Rs 400 crore would be borne by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

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

He said that these projects were cleared at the meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) held in New Delhi yesterday.

The meeting was chaired by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and attended by Home Minister P Chidambram, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit, Delhi Lt Governor Tajendra Khanna and officials concerned.

He said regarding extension of Metro Rail from Mundka to Bahadurgarh, it was decided that it would be put into supplementary phase-III. From Mundka to Tikri Border the work will be got completed by Delhi Government through DMRC and for the remaining portion of about five km from Tikri Border to Bahadurgarh, the expenditure would be borne by Haryana Government.

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