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Councilors demand Metro station in Old Gurgaon
Mangat Ram Bagri, Ward No. 10 Councilor, along with other councilors submitted a memorandum naming the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Chief Minster (Haryana), Rao Inderjeet Singh to Deputy Commissioner, Shekhar Vidyarthi. Bagri wrote in the memorandum, which was submitted on Monday that he has been trying to bring Railway Station and Metro station in the Old Gurgaon since the second phase in 2010.

Where, in the first phase the Metro was extended to New Gurgaon, the second phase saw the extension of the metro to the Airport. But, these facilities were enjoyed only by the high profile people of the old Gurgaon

The common man is hardly related either to Airport or New Gurgaon. Bagri said, ''In order to bring up Railway Station and Metro Station, I, many a times submitted the memorandum duly singed by the officials. With the help of other councilors, we got 47,000 people to sign up the memorandum to get Railway Station and Metro Station. We demand that the extension of Metro's third phase may start from Iffco Chowk to Sadar Bazaar via Rajiv Chowk and at the end, reach the Railway Station.''

The memorandum also states that like the Delhi Government's plan of establishing a co-ordination between Rail, Bus and Metro, Gurgaon should also work in the same manner to help the common people to communicate easily. The metro should be connected in such a way that it runs from Iffco Chowk or Huda City Center and reaches Sadar Bazaar, Gurgaon via Rajiv Chowk and then further connected to the Railway. If a passenger wants to go out of the city, he can use the bus service and if he wishes to reach a destination which is quite far, then he can use the Railway Service. To locally commute at places, the passengers can happily use the Metro.

It is expected that the third phase of the Metro will see the expansion at Old Gurgaon. Old Gurgaon is the heart of Gurgaon and inspite of this fact, the Metro could not be extended to Railway Station. With the development of Gurgaon, agriculutral department is growing as well and is the cause of people migrating to Gurgaon. The railways play a major role in the migration. A large section of population is attached to the station with dozens of villages and slum people.

It is one of the most crowded regions of Gurgaon and figures show that the Metro can benefit the most from this route. After all this, the Metro has not extended till Railway Station which is quite upsetting and breaks the hopes of a large crowd. The authorities and social groups should speak up for this issue and consider it to be serious. Not only the Old Gurgaon will benefit by bringing up the Metro from Rajiv Chowk to Railway Station but, the whole Gurgaon will benefit from it.

The memorandum demands that it should travel to Center and State Government and the extension of the Metro should start soon.

Councilors Yogendra Sarwan, Khajan Singh, Taro Devi, Virendra Singh, Ravindra Yadav, Anil Gupta, Mahila Mukti Morcha's Sundri Khatri, Darshna Rani, Manju Rani, Santosh Rani, Dharmvir Khati, Babulal Gothwal, Rajesh Kumar, Sudesh Kumar and many more were present at the time of handing over the memorandum. 

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