Delhi Metro | 300 meters of land becomes barrier to start metro services to Bahadurgarh
New Delhi: Those who are eagerly waiting to reach the Bahadurgarh by metro train will have to take some more patience now. Most of the sections of this route have been completed, and trial run is going on since December last year, but due to lack of a 300 meters of land in Haryana, the Metro is not able to reach Bahadurgarh. DMRC officials say that this land is necessary for the regular operation of the Metro trains. Talking to the Haryana Government on this issue, DMRC have made it clear that till the matter is resolved, it will be difficult to start the Metro services to Bahadurgarh.
Many old lines are being extended along with two new lines in Phase-III of Delhi Metro project. Under the same, the green line of Delhi Metro between Kirti Nagar and Inderlok to Mundka is to be extended from Mundka to Bahadurgarh in Haryana. For this, DMRC has created an 11.182 km elevated section, on which 7 new stations have been constructed ahead of Mundka. Out of these, 4 stations (Mundka Industrial Area, Ghavera Mandi, Tikri Kalan and Tikri Border) in Delhi, while three stations (Mohan Industrial Estate, Bus Stand and City Park) have been constructed in Haryana.
DMRC officials say that a portion of 300 meters of land near Mohan Industrial Estate station has not been handover to Delhi Metro yet and due to which the work is stuck, while the rest of the work is almost completed. DMRC says that it is extremely important to get this land to start the operation of Metro train on this section of the Green line (Line-5), because here a new depot of the Delhi Metro has been built and depot is made functional only after getting the identified land for the purpose.
Metro officials say that if this land is not made available, then the operation of the Metro will not be able to start functioning of this depot. In this case, all burden will come to Mundka depot, from where some trains can be operated, but it will not be possible to run trains on this full line with full frequency between Kirti Nagar and Indrlok to City Park, unless this land is not available to prepare the route for the new depot made in Haryana. That is the reason why even after all preparations have been completed, DMRC has not yet written a letter to Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) for safety inspection.
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