New Delhi: Keeping the controversies aside, Haryana Chief Minister and DMRC’s Managing Director Mangu Singh have finally signed a consent letter on starting construction work on Delhi -Faridabad metro route in Haryana.

The metro route will be opened for public by the end of 2014. Construction work would start under the DMRC’s third phase which would cover a distance of 13.875 kms between Badarpur and Faridabad. It would stop at following stations; Sarai, NHPC chowk, Mewala Maharajpur,  Sector 27 A, Badkhal Modh, Old Faridabad, Ajraunda and Faridabad New Town.

Metro depots will also be constructed near Ajraunda.

DMRC hasspeculated a ridership of 2.14 lakh commuters on this route. The construction work would involve an investment of Rs 2,492 crore of which Rs 1472.4 crore would be contributed by Haryana government, Rs 536.6 crore by the Central government while DMRC will contribute Rs 400 crore. Tenders have already been floated in February.  Apart from this, issues relating to land have been resolved by both parties.

JPN/Bureau