Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Delhi-Faridabad metro underground line allowing more than two lakh passengers every day to enjoy easier options to travel between the national capital and what’s known as the industrial hub of Haryana.
A Harya government spokesperson said, “Prime Minister Modi will flag off the extension of Delhi Metro from Badarpur to Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad today.”
Among those who will receive Modi from a helipad at Faridabad will include Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Union Ministers Krishan Pal(an MP from Faridabad) and Babul Supriyo..
The spokesperson said that Prime Minister would visit Escorts Mujesar Metro station in a car to unveil a plaque and inaugurate the Metro Extension by pressing a button.
“He would visit an exhibition at Escorts Mujesar station, board the Metro from there and travel up to Bata Chowk,” he said.
The Haryana government spokesperson said, “The extension of Delhi Metro from Badarpur to Escorts Mujesar will not only meet the long pending demand of about two lakh people commuting between Delhi and Faridabad every day, but also make travelling easy, save lot of time, energy and money,”.
On Saturday, Khattar thanked the Prime Minister for “gifting” the Metro service which, he said would take the city’s progress to “another level” with better connectivity with other NCR towns.
Khattar also revealed that the total cost of the project from Badarpur to Escorts Mujesar was to the tune of Rs. 2,500 crore.
Out of this, Rs. 1,557 crore has been borne by the Haryana Government, Centre contributed Rs.537 crore while Delhi Metro provided and amount of Rs. 400 crore, the chief minister said.
The nine stations in this section include, Sarai, NHPC Chowk, Mewala Maharajpur, Sector 28, Badkal Mor, Old Faridabad, Neelam Chowk Ajronda, Bata Chowk and Escorts Mujesar.