Gurugram metro corridors likely to get approval
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Gurugram metro corridors likely to get approval

The next cabinet meetings of the state and federal governments may put the two proposed Metro corridors for the city on hold, where the existing urban rail network is only 17 kilometres long and has not been expanded since 2017.

The 8.4km corridor connecting Gurugram and Delhi from Palam Vihar to Dwarka is one of two planned lines. The Metro line will run 29.8 kilometres between Huda City Centre and Cyber City for intra-city transportation. Both projects have been conceptualized, but are in various stages of approval.

Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation officials announced on Tuesday that Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved a revised proposal for the Palam Vihar Dwarka line.

In May, the CM reviewed an earlier version of the DPR and proposed that the final 1.5km of the corridor in Delhi be built underground. HMRTC officials refused to say whether the approved DPR reflects this change.

The initial proposal called for four stations spanning 4.4km in Gurugram (Rexang La Chowk, Choma, Sector 110, and Sector 111), with the remaining three in the capital (Dwarka (sector 28), Dwarka (sector 25), and Dwarka (sector 21).

The next step is to get cabinet approval. “The proposal will now be placed before the Haryana cabinet from where, if approved, it will go to the ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs,” said a senior HMRTC official. He added that officials of the central government have been briefed about the Delhi- gurugram corridor, and they have agreed in principle that it is a good line.” The DPR for the intra-city Metro lines has been under evaluation by the Union Housing Ministry for months, despite being approved by the state cabinet in August 2020. The Institute of Urban Transport, which is part of the Government of Urban Development, requested clarifications in September 2021 even though it had originally been delivered to the ministry in February of last year.

With a new plan, the drawn-out approval procedure was repeated, and the DPR was sent to the MoHUA and the Public Investment Board for approval. The federal government's ministries submit their investment proposals for review by PIB.

“As per the latest update, the DPR is now being considered by PIB. Once it is approved there, it will be placed before the Union Cabinet. We are very optimistic that the approval will come soon,” said the official quoted above.

According to the DPR, the elevated Huda City Centre Cyber City line will include 27 stations.

It will pass through some of the city's busiest crossroads and most inhabited regions: Sector 45, Cyber Park, Sector 47, Subhash Chowk, Sector 48, Sector 72 A, Hero Honda Chowk, Sector 10, Sector 37, Basai Village, Sectors 9,7,4 and 5, Ashok Vihar, Sector 3, Bajghera Road, Palam Vihar Extensions, Palam Vihar, Sector 23 A, Sector 22, and Udyog Vihar -4, -5 and -6.

Currently, Gurugram is served by two metro lines: the 11.7 km Rapid Metro Line (Cyber City to Golf Course Road) and the 5.3 km Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro.

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The next cabinet meetings of the state and federal governments may put the two proposed Metro corridors for the city on hold, where the existing urban rail network is only 17 kilometres long and has not been expanded since 2017. The 8.4km corridor connecting Gurugram and Delhi from Palam Vihar to Dwarka is one of two planned lines. The Metro line will run 29.8 kilometres between Huda City Centre and Cyber City for intra-city transportation. Both projects have been conceptualized, but are in various stages of approval. Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation officials announced on Tuesday that Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved a revised proposal for the Palam Vihar Dwarka line. In May, the CM reviewed an earlier version of the DPR and proposed that the final 1.5km of the corridor in Delhi be built underground. HMRTC officials refused to say whether the approved DPR reflects this change. The initial proposal called for four stations spanning 4.4km in Gurugram (Rexang La Chowk, Choma, Sector 110, and Sector 111), with the remaining three in the capital (Dwarka (sector 28), Dwarka (sector 25), and Dwarka (sector 21). The next step is to get cabinet approval. “The proposal will now be placed before the Haryana cabinet from where, if approved, it will go to the ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs,” said a senior HMRTC official. He added that officials of the central government have been briefed about the Delhi- gurugram corridor, and they have agreed in principle that it is a good line.” The DPR for the intra-city Metro lines has been under evaluation by the Union Housing Ministry for months, despite being approved by the state cabinet in August 2020. The Institute of Urban Transport, which is part of the Government of Urban Development, requested clarifications in September 2021 even though it had originally been delivered to the ministry in February of last year. With a new plan, the drawn-out approval procedure was repeated, and the DPR was sent to the MoHUA and the Public Investment Board for approval. The federal government's ministries submit their investment proposals for review by PIB. “As per the latest update, the DPR is now being considered by PIB. Once it is approved there, it will be placed before the Union Cabinet. We are very optimistic that the approval will come soon,” said the official quoted above. According to the DPR, the elevated Huda City Centre Cyber City line will include 27 stations. It will pass through some of the city's busiest crossroads and most inhabited regions: Sector 45, Cyber Park, Sector 47, Subhash Chowk, Sector 48, Sector 72 A, Hero Honda Chowk, Sector 10, Sector 37, Basai Village, Sectors 9,7,4 and 5, Ashok Vihar, Sector 3, Bajghera Road, Palam Vihar Extensions, Palam Vihar, Sector 23 A, Sector 22, and Udyog Vihar -4, -5 and -6. Currently, Gurugram is served by two metro lines: the 11.7 km Rapid Metro Line (Cyber City to Golf Course Road) and the 5.3 km Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro. See also: Gurugram metro corridor awaits government nod GMDA re-invites bids for six projects in last one month

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