To expand Metro connectivity in Gurgaon, the Haryana government will look at the possible options of linking Blue Line to the city. After the announcement of the extension of the Yellow Line in Gurugram with 25 new stations, the Haryana government has now floated a proposal to bring Delhi Metro’s Blue Line to Gurugram.
The proposal came up for discussion during a recent GMDA meeting in Chandigarh. Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattarnot only expressed his interest in the proposal but also asked for a study on it.
The development gains significance as just days ago the Haryana government led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had announced that the Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro will be extended to the city with 25 new stations.
The project could be expected on the same lines as DMRC’s Green Line extension till Bahadurgarh, where the state takes care of the funding and DMRC is the implementing agency. The distance between the last station on the Blue Line in Dwarka Sector 21 and Bijwasan is only around 5km, and the distance from Bijwasan to Sector 23 is 3.5km. In total, it would require DMRC to build an 8-9km metro corridor for the project.
The manifestation of this project would mean Blue line connecting two sides of the National Capital Region – Noida (Electronic City station) and Ghaziabad (Vaishali station) – with Gurugram.
If the project is implemented, it will help decongest the Yellow Line metro which is the only metro line connecting Delhi and Gurugram at present. The final project report for the Yellow Line extension was approved by CM Khattar in Chandigarh last week. The extension is expected to cost Rs 5,126 crore.