New Delhi: The wait for commuters has been prolonged as the proposed metro line from Ghaziabad to Noida City Centre has yet not received approval from the Empowered Group of Minister (EGoM).

The metro link was proposed under Phase-III of Delhi-NCR metro network expansion plan.

Similarly, the proposal for expanding the high speed Airport Express line to Gurgaon has also been put on hold. The Haryana government had urged the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for expansion of the Airport Express to Gurgaon.

Although DMRC chief E Sreedharan had announced expansion of 140 kilometre metro rail network during a function, the EGoM has approved for 103.5 kilometre network which includes four metro lines in Delhi and one in Haryana.

According to DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal, the Corporation has received both the proposals and a Detailed Project Report (DPR) is being prepared.

“If the EGoM approves for the project, the expansion and construction of metro line will be completed by 2016,” he added.

The Haryana government had already submitted the proposal of expansion of Badarpur-Faridabad and Mundka-Bahadurgarh with the DMRC which has been approved.

JPN/Bureau