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Foundation Stone Laid, Agreement signed for construction of mundka-Bahadurgarh Metro Corridor

The honourable Union Minister for Urban Development, Sh. Kamal Nath and the honourable Chief Minister of Haryana, Sh. Bhupinder Singh Hooda laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Metro corridor between Mundka and Bahadurgarh at Sector 9, Bahadurgarh today.

The 11.181 kilometre long corridor between Mundka and Bahadurgarh will be entirely elevated with seven stations (four in Delhi and three in Haryana). It will be an extension of the presently operational Inderlok – Mundka corridor (Line 5) and will run on standard gauge. The date of completion of the corridor will be March, 2016 and the approximate cost involved will be ` 1,991 crores (for Delhi portion - ` 1079 crores and for Haryana portion - ` 912 crores).

An agreement regarding the same was also signed between the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA). Sh. S.S Dhillon, Principal Secretary, Town and Country Planning, Government of Haryana and Sh. Jitendra Tyagi, Director (Works), DMRC signed the agreement on behalf of the two organizations.

The programme was also attended by Sh. Deepender Singh Hooda, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Rohtak, Sh. Rajender Singh Joon, Member of Legislative Assembly, Bahadurgarh, Dr. Sudhir Krishna, Secretray, Ministry of Urban Development and DMRC’s Chairman, Sh. Mangu Singh, DMRC’s Managing Director and a host of other dignitaries from the Government of Haryana and DMRC.

The following are the basic details of the upcoming Mundka – Bahadurgarh Metro corridor:

· The Metro corridor will run along National Highway -10 (Rohtak Road) on an elevated viaduct. 

· The seven Metro stations on this corridor will be: Mundka industrial Area, Ghevra, Tikri Kalan, Tikri Border (all in Delhi), Modern Industrial Estate, Bus Stand and City Park (in Haryana). 

· As per Detailed Project Report (DPR), the expected daily ridership by the year 2016 will be 1, 42,527. By 2021, the number will increase to 1, 97,160. 
 
· The existing Metro depot at Mundka will cater to the requirements of this corridor. Another new Metro depot will also come up near the Modern Industrial Estate Metro station in Haryana. 

· The travel time from Bahadurgarh (City Park) to Mundka will be 20 Minutes. The travel time from Bahadurgarh (City Park) to Inderlok will be 45 Minutes while a journey from Bahadurgarh (City Park) to Kirtinagar will take 50 Minutes. 
 
· The civil construction work of this corridor is expected to start by the month of July later this year. The corridor is targeted to be commissioned for commuter services by March, 2016.
 
· The areas which will be benefited by this corridor are Mundka, Ghevra, Tikri Kalan in Delhi and parts of Bahadurgarh in the Jhajjar district of Haryana. 

· The maximum length of the trains on this corridor will be of six coaches.

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