The longest Metro corridor for Delhi Metro will be built in phase 3 in Faridabad and it will be around 14 kilometers. The elevated Metro corridor till YMCA Chowk in Faridabad-the extension of line 6 Central SecretariatBadarpur) -is going to be the longest expansion taken up in the NCR region so far by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and was cleared recently. This route which measure around 13.9 kilometre will put Faridabad ahead of Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad. The total metro network in Noida is 7km, Gurgaon 7.5km and Ghaziabad 2.57km.
Anuj Dayal, DMRC spokesperson said that “The documents for memorandum of understanding with Haryana for Faridabad metro have been prepared and we are awaiting a date from the Haryana government for its signing. Earlier, the central group of ministers had cleared the proposed corridor. “ An official of the Haryana government also said that “This corridor, with nine stations, will be constructed on the lines of the Noida corridor. We will bear 80% of the cost, while the Delhi government will bear the remaining part.”
According to DMRC officials the work on this project will be completed by 2016 as the deadline for completion of other corridors under phase 3. This will be a project of R.s. 533 crores and the Haryana government will soon start the process of acquiring land. DMRC has started the tender process for this corridor, so work can be immediately begun after land is acquired. Tenders for construction of eight elevated station buildings, including architectural finishing, water supply, sanitary installation and external development work, at Old Faridabad, Ajronda, Faridabad New Town and YMCA Chowk on BadarpurFaridabad corridor have been floated.
News Source : Hindustan Times