Ghaziabad: The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has decided to fund 25 percent of the proposed Metro phase II which costs about Rs 800 crore.

During the GDA board meeting on Monday, it was proposed that the Uttar Pradesh government would bear 50 percent of the fund allotted for the Metro phase II from Dilshad-Garden to Arthala.

Twenty five percent of the fund would be shared by the GDA and the rest 25 percent would be sought from Awas-Vikas Parishad, Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation and the Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation Limited.

Awas-Vikas Parishad Principal Secretary Ravindra Singh said, “It has been recommended that the state government will share 50 percent in funding for metro II phase expansion.”

“However, the state government has earlier denied giving any fund for the metro expansion project, but the proposal is again being sent with the request for funding the project,” Singh said.

According to the detailed project report of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, about Rs 800 crore would be spent on the metro phase II expansion project.

(JPN/Bureau)