Bahadurgarh in Haryana will become the second town in Haryana to be connected with the national capital through Delhi Metro as the foundation stone for construction of a 12-km corridor was laid today.
Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda jointly laid the foundation stone for the construction of the nearly 12km Metro corridor between Mundka and Bahadurgarh at Sector 9, Bahadurgarh today.
The 11.181 kilometre long corridor between Mundka and Bahadurgarh will be entirely elevated with seven stations -- four in Delhi and three in Haryana.
It will be an extension of the already operational Inderlok-Mundka corridor (Line 5) and will run on standard gauge.
An agreement regarding the same was also signed between the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).
To be built at a cost of Rs 1,991 crore, the corridor will be completed by March 2016.
The Metro corridor will run along National Highway -10 (Rohtak Road) on an elevated viaduct and the expected daily ridership by the year 2016 will be 1.42 lakh which would increase to 1.97 lakh by 2021.
The civil construction work of this corridor is expected to start by July and areas which will benefit by this corridor are Mundka, Ghevra, Tikri Kalan in Delhi and parts of Bahadurgarh in Jhajjar district of Haryana.
The travel time from Bahadurgarh (City Park) to Mundka will be 20 minutes while it will take 45 minutes upto Inderlok and about 50 minutes upto Kirti Nagar in Delhi.
Kamal Nath said that this metro link was needed to connect Haryana through metro and the travel timing from Bahadurgarh to Delhi will be drastically reduced.
He said the project would expedite the pace of development in Haryana. He lauded the role played by Rohtak MP Deepender Singh Hooda in bringing this project to Haryana and said he took keen interest in pushing the project.
Chief Minister Hooda thanked Nath and said that it will prove to be a milestone in speedy development of the state. He said though Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida had progressed fast, Bahadurgarh was left behind and hoped the town will match Gurgaon in the coming few years.
"Now, the wheels of development for Bahadurgarh were fitted and need to be accelerated," Hooda said.
Referring to allegations levelled by INLD leaders, Hooda said the public knew everything about such "false" propaganda and none could misguide them.
Referring to Abhay Chautala, he said, rather than carrying out with the falsehood campaign, he should focus on fighting his legal case.
Hooda said he did not believe in political vendetta and considered politics as a means of service to the people. "I do not believe in the politics of vendetta, rather I believe in politics of development," he asserted.
Deepinder Hooda said it took three years to get the project through and said it will be important link for development of the state as the path of growth passes through Bahadurgarh. He said the target is to extend this metro rail link upto Assuada.