New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday approved the extension of Metro Rail connection from  Mundka in Delhi to Bahadurgarh in Haryana at a total cost of Rs 1,991-Crore.
The approval was accorded at a high-level meeting of Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) headed by Defence Minister A K Antony here, a Haryana government press release said.
It will be the third Metro route to Haryana as it already has Metro connections to Gurgaon and Faridabad. The Gurgaon Metro route is already functional and work is in an advance stage for the Faridabad link.
Finance Minister P Chidambram, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath, Union Minister Praful Patel, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia participated in the meeting.
The route length of Delhi Metro from Mundka to Bahadurgarh in Haryana will be 11.182 kms. The project would cost Rs 1,991 crore. The construction work of this project will start this year and would be completed by March, 2016.
Seven metro stations would be set up at Mundka Industrial Area, Ghevra, Tikri Kalan, Tikri Border, Modern Industrial Estate, Bahadurgarh Bus Stand and City Park between Mundka Bahadurgarh.

Haryana segment in the approved extension would be 4.875 kms and Delhi segment 6.307 kms. Out of the total project cost, an expenditure of Rs 912. crore will be for the Haryana segment whereas an expenditure of Rs 1,079 crore will be be for the Delhi segment.
Haryana government will bear a cost of Rs 788 crore for the project and would also give 10 hectares of land in Haryana portion for the setting up of Metro Depot.
By 2016, about 96,000 passengers are expected to use the Metro facility and by the year 2021-2022, the metro users are expected to go upto 1,48,000.


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