Ghaziabad: With the metro line from Dilshad Garden in Delhi to Arthala in Uttar Pradesh getting a green signal under phase-II project, the long wait of metro commuters has come to an end.

Under the proposed project, six metro stations will be built on the 7.31 km stretch. The total cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 1282 crore out of which Rs 275 crore will be given by the Delhi government and Rs 192 crore will be shelled out by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. The remaining Rs 815 crore will be given by the UP government.

The Ghaziabad Development Authority, Municipal Corporation, Housing and Development Board and UP Industrial Development Corporation on Thursday reached to an agreement to share Rs 815 crore for the project.

It was decided that 50 percent of the expenditure will be borne by the GDA and the remaining 50 percent will be shared among the three departments. The amount will be given in three installments in three years.

Terming the Rs 815 crore amount excessive, GDA Vice President Narendra Kumar had written a letter to the administration requesting for sharing of the sum.

Kumar said a proposal will be prepared in this regard and submitted to the administration.

JPN/Bureau