After a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, the Haryana government has appointed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to conduct a study and prepare a techno-economic feasibility report (TEFR) for 3 new metro lines in the state! This news comes just in time for the inclusion of new lines in the Delhi Metro’s Phase 4 project which is currently in the planning stage and awaiting a final approval from the Delhi Government for the Delhi-based lines.
The 3 proposed lines include:
- Narela – Kundli
- HUDA City Center – Old Gurgaon
- HUDA City Center – Old Faridabad
These are in addition to the proposed Dwarka-Gurgaon metro line (extension of Blue/Airport line) for which the DMRC was appointed to prepare a TEFR in February 2016. As per the TOI, the TEFR for the 3 new lines are expected to be ready by September following which a Detailed Project Report (DPR) will be prepared.
As per a Haryana govt. official:
The DMRC has been asked to let us know the feasibility of these three routes. Once the feasibility report is prepared, the next step will be to prepare the DPR in which the station’s location, design, ridership, cost, utilities, electrical and several other components will be factored in. Then, after the DPR is approved by the state government, it will be sent to the ministry of urban development for approval.
If these lines were to be built, then the Narela-Kundli line would be an elevated extension of the Red Line which is planned to be extended to Narela in Phase 4. This area in my opinion would be better served by an extension of the Yellow line. I envision the other two proposed lines to be one continuous line between Old Gurgaon – HUDA City Center – Old Faridabad with a mix of elevated & underground sections.
Here’s what their alignment could possibly look like in Black. You can zoom in/out to view specific areas.
There’s a long way to go before the DPR for these lines are prepared and approved, but this appointment at least sets the ball rolling for new metro corridors that people in Kundli, Gurgaon & Faridabad desperately need.
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