The Haryana Cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, on 1 June 2017 approved the extension of Metro Rail from Narela in Delhi to Kundli in Sonepat district of Haryana.
The Cabinet also approved the revised funding pattern of Metro projects in Haryana. Under this, 50 per cent of funds for DMRC projects will be contributed by the Haryana Infrastructure Development Board, 20 per cent by the Haryana Urban Development Authority, 18 per cent by state government and 12 per cent by the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corp.
Highlights of the extension of Metro rail from Delhi to Sonepat
• The 4.86-km long extension will have three stations--Narela Sector 5, Kundli and Nathupur. All the three stations will be elevated.
• The project will be financed jointly by the State and Central governments, with Haryana providing 80 per cent of the funds and the Centre will be responsible for the rest 20 per cent.
• As per its share, Haryana Government will contribute Rs 968.2 crore. This similar funding pattern was adopted for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) extension to Gurugram, Faridabad and Bahadurgarh in Haryana.
• The construction for the Narela-Kundli extension will start in April 2018 and will end by March 2022.
Revised Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Policy of Haryana
The Haryana Cabinet also notified a revised Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Policy, which prescribes parameters for creating TOD as a means of densification of corridors along Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) projects.
The fee or charges collected under this policy will be kept under a separate head in the Infrastructure Development Fund and will be exclusively used for implementation of MRTS projects.
When: 1 June 2017