Gurugram, India (Urban Transport News): Haryana Government is planning a new metro rail corridor to connect Gurugram with Faridabad. "Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation Limited (HMRTC) is currently considering a Metro link between Faridabad and Gurugram via a “double decker viaduct” in arrangement with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)," said Haryana chief secretary Sanjeev Kaushal on 24th February 2023.
A double decker viaduct is a three-tier transportation solution entailing a highway flyover at the first level, Metro rail on the second level and the existing highway on the ground level. The proposed 30. 8km long alignment will run from Gurugram’s Sector 45 to Bata Chowk on the Badarpur-Escort Mujesar Metro corridor in Faridabad.
Chairing the 51st meeting of the HMRTC board, he said that the board has approved Metro rail corridor between Rajiv Chowk and Panchgaon. The total length of this Metro alignment will be approximately 35-km and the line will have 20 stations.
The 28.5 km Metro rail project between Huda City Centre and Cyber City has been recently included in PM GatiShakti Projects and is now with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) for the final approval. PM Gati Shakti incorporates infrastructure schemes of various ministries and state governments to improve connectivity and make Indian businesses more competitive.
He said the Delhi government will be requested to clear the detailed project reports (DPR) and provide financial commitments to Rapid Rail Transport System (RRTS) corridors Sarai Kale-Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror (SNB) and Sarai Kale Khan (SKK)-Panipat.
"All these planned projects will provide efficient and environment friendly mass transport systems to residents of the National Capital Region (NCR), besides boosting commercial development in Gurugram and nearby areas," he added.
He further said that the number of commuters riding the Gurugram Metro has gone up to 42,000 passengers daily in the financial year 2022-23, which is a massive jump from 8,500 passengers daily that was recorded in FY2021-22.