"Extension to Gurgaon is dependent on the Airport Metro Express. If a new player for the extension comes, managing the line with different concessionaires would be challenging," Mangu Singh, Delhi Metro's managing director told The Times of India.
With the fear of Reliance bowing out of the agreement, Singh agreed that extension is in doubtful state and its not clear when it can be actualized.?”We would prefer if the same concessionaire continues for the extension, though we will go through a transparent international bidding process," Singh added.
Keeping in view the traffic jam, this 12-km extension was approved last year and the stations were approved at Palam Vihar and Maruti Udhyog. And it was believed that it will reduce the travelling time to 15 to 20 minutes.
“Of course people who don't have personal convenience will think twice before joining any office in this part of city," said Divya Juyal. "The link will take a large chunk of the crowd off the Yellow line, as line 2 is called. The link will also provide connectivity to the existing line 2 - at IFFCO Chowk, as well as the Blue line or line 3, as the Dwarka-Noida/Vaishali line is known, at Dwarka Sector 21 station," said an official.
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