New Delhi: The Central government on Wednesday gave green signal to Badarpur-Faridabad and Mundka-Bahadurgarh metro line extension.

The EGoM in its meeting headed by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee approved Rs 3000 crore for the project.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said expenditure of Rs 2,533 crore is expected to be incurred for the extension of metro rail from Badarpur to Faridabad and 80 percent of the amount will be given by the Haryana government.

The state government is expected to spend Rs 1588 crore and additional fund of Rs 544 crore will be given by the Centre.

However, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will spend Rs 400 crore which includes procurement of rail coaches as well.

Around nine stations will be constructed on the 13.875- km stretch between Badarpur-Faridabad and the work is expected to be completed by August 31, 2014.

Meanwhile, the EGoM decided the entire cost of expanding metro rail from Mundka to Bahadurgarh will be borne by the Haryana government.

The Mundka to Tikri border stretch will be completed by the Delhi government through DMRC.

Besides Hooda, the meeting was also attended by Home Minister P Chidambram, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit and Delhi Lt Governor Tejender Khanna.

JPN/Bureau