CM promises to 'weave' Metro in and around Gurgaon
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CM promises to 'weave' Metro in and around Gurgaon

While addressing the gathering at the inauguration of Rapid Metro Gurgaon South Extension line, the CM unveiled his vision for Millennium City.

CM promises to 'weave' Metro in and around Gurgaon The kids from Rashtrhit School enjoy their day out with the CM

After inaugurating the Rapid Metro Gurgaon South Extension line on May 2, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar took a ride on the Metro with local slum children studying in Rashtrhit School, run by Haryana State Commission For Protection of Child Rights (HSCPCR) in Sukhrali Enclave.

HSCPCR chairperson Jyoti Bainda was also present.

The CM also interacted with women sarpanches and took their feedback on the progress of projects at the grassroots level. The sarpanches urged the chief minister to provide them interest on the fixed deposits of gram panchayats — given as grants — in banks. The interest, they added, could be utilised for development work in the villages.

While addressing the gathering, the CM said a Metro network would be woven in and around Gurgaon to ease congestion. He added that the problem of traffic congestion would be dealt with by adopting mass rapid transport system.

The CM also disclosed that Indian Railways had prepared a draft plan to develop Gurgaon railway station as a terminal. Some trains would halt at Gurgaon instead of at Delhi, and would start from there as well. There’s also a proposal to start pod taxis from Dhaula Kuan in Delhi to Manesar.

The newly inaugurated track will run seven Metro trains, at a gap of four to five minutes. Each train will have three coaches, and each coach will have six seats reserved for women and senior citizens.

Presently, the Metro rail between Delhi and Gurgaon goes up to HUDA City Centre. However, the plan is to extend it to Netaji Subhash Chandra Chowk on Sohna Road — and later take it further to Manesar and Bawal.