Chandigarh, August 9-The proposals of extension of Metro Rail from Badarpur to YMCA,Faridabad and from Mundka to Bahadurgarh in Haryana were cleared in a meeting of Group of Ministers chaired by Union Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi today.
The meeting was attended by Home Minister, Mr P.Chidambram, Union Urban Development Minister Mr Kamal Nath, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Haryana Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Delhi Chief Minister Mrs Shiela Dikshit, Delhi Lt. Governor Mr Tajendra Khanna and concerned officers.
It was decided that out of the total cost of Rs. 2533 crore for the extension of Metro Rail from Badarpur to YMCA Faridabad, 80 per cent of the amont that is Rs. 1588 crore would be borne by Haryana Government and Rs. 544 crore by the Government of India. For the rolling stock, the expenditure of Rs. 400 crore would be borne by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.The Metro Rail from Badarpur to YMCA Faridabad would cover a distance of 13.875 km and it would have nine stations. The work is expected to be completed by August 31, 2014. However, the preference would be to finish the work by March 31, 2014.
Regarding extension of Metro Rail from Mundka to Bahadurgarh, it was decided that it would be put into supplementary phase-III. From Mundka to Tikri Border the work would be got completed by Delhi Government through DMRC and for the remaining portion of about five km from Tikri Border to Bahadurgarh, the expenditure would be borne by Haryana Government.
Haryana Chief Secretary, Mrs Urvashi Gulati, Principal Secretary to Haryana Chief Minister Mr Chhatar Singh and Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Town and Country Planning Department, Haryana, Mr S.S.Dhillon were also present in the meeting.