11.18-km-long link; to cost Rs.1,991 crore; to become operational in 2016
Bahadurgarh is all set to become the fourth city in the National Capital Region and the third in Haryana to be connected with Delhi through a metro rail link. Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath laid the foundation stone on Saturday for a new metro link between Mundka and Bahadurgarh.
The 11.18-km-long link with a total project cost of Rs.1,991 crore is expected to become operational in early 2016. Of the total cost, Rs.700 crore would be contributed by the Haryana Government.
The new route will have seven metro stations: Mundka Industrial Area, Ghewra, Tikri Kalan, Tirki Border (in Delhi) and Modern Industrial Estate, Bus Stand and City Park Bahadurgarh (in Bahadurgarh).
Once the route becomes operational, it will take only 45 minutes to travel from Bahadurgarh in Haryana to Inderlok in Delhi.
Mr. Kamal Nath said the project became a reality thanks to persistent efforts of Rohtak MP Deepender Hooda and hoped that it will speed up development in the region.
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida had witnessed large-scale development over the past few years but Bahadurgarh was neglected. The Metro link will tilt the scales in the city’s favour and it would be at par with Gurgaon in less than a decade, he said.
Mr. Deepender Hooda said it took him three years to push the project through since the link was not considered to be financially viable.