New Delhi: The sources in Delhi Transport said that, the difference of opinion” related to construction of an inoperable hub, which will have a Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) station and its backbone at Sarai Kale Khan, will be ironed out over the coming week.
The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC)'s proposal to build an elevated station, supposed to serve as the nerve centre for the Delhi-Meerut corridor at a cost of an estimated ₹34,697 crore was rejected by Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot had last week . The Centre and the governments of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan are part of the NCRTC, are the executing agency for two other links — the Delhi-Panipat and the Delhi-Alwar corridors with Sarai Kale Khan as their hub.
The approved Detailed Project Report (DPR), which received all necessary clearances over time, was supposed to be an underground one instead of an elevated one, said Mr. Gahlot a source in the Department. Received from the sources that the station now being proposed is elevated and will require more land, in addition to triggering another round of seeking clearances from multiple agencies. Earlier in this week the Department stated its objections to the NCRTC in a meeting. The Department has also said that company need to clarify “certain points” over the coming days. Sources also stated that the project is certainly on track.The
station elevation or underground is not an concern, there are several other factor related construction of a proposed hotel at the location as well as an issue related to some land which belongs to the Railways on the Nizamuddin railway station side, for which we have sought clarification. Sources released that the Delhi government has no objection to construction of the station at Sarai Kale Khan but the main thing is that it should be an underground.