Development along Gurgaon Metro corridor soon
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 15:04
New Delhi: A seven-km area along the Gurgaon Metro corridor could be soon developed as multi-use complex with residential and commercial units if the proposal by the Urban Development Ministry on transit-oriented development sees light of the day.

The Delhi Metro has been asked by the Union Urban Development Ministry to conduct a study along the Metro stretch from Chhattarpur to Arjangarh stations for development of a multi-modal inter-change and street connectivity.

The DMRC has begun work on the proposal and awarded the tender to a specialised agency for conceptualising the design for stage-I of the project that could also generate revenue for further expansion of the Metro network.

"Transit-oriented development is absolutely essential and Metro is a prime mover of mass transit-oriented development in the country. We need to adapt economical models of developments and the fruits of which should be equally distributed," Urban Development Secretary Sudhir Krishna told a press conference here on Tuesday.

The scope of the study has been confined to 1,500 metres catchment from Delhi Metro stations like Chhattarpur, Sultanpur, Ghitorni and Arjangarh where development of commercial and residential complexes could be considered.

Officials said the proposal was floated as part of the efforts to fund further Metro projects and make the transport system viable.

The study will be done in four stages and a committee consisting of officials from DMRC, DDA and DUAC has been constituted to monitor the study and guide the agency.


First Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 15:04

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