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Gurgaon soon to be linked with Noida via Metro
Gurgaon will soon see itself standing with the cities like Delhi, Noida and many more. Thanks to the Delhi Metro which has come up with the plan of connecting Noida with Indira Gandhi International Airport, Gurgaon and several South Delhi areas. The Delhi Metro will soon start the work on the short but important Kalindi Kunj Botanical Garden stretch. The work is said to begin by the end of August.

A memorandum of understanding between the Noida Authority and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was signed on Wednesday for the 3.9 km elevated line to be built at a cost of Rs. 874 crore and which would be completed by 2016. It is expected that an estimated number of 48,500 commuters will use this section by 2017.

Noida authority CEO Rama Raman, told timesofinida, ''As the MOU is signed, DMRC will begin work on the Noida stretch. After selecting an agency to carry out civil construction, work is expected to begin on the ground by August-end.''

There will be two stations of Kalindi Kunj Botanical Garden line at Delhi namely – Kalindi Kunj and Okhla Bird Sanctuary.

This line will be a part of the under construction Janakpuri West- Kalindi Kunj corridor (33 km), which has stations being build up at Janakpuri, Jamia Milia Islamia University, Kalkaji, Nehru Place, Okhla, IIT, Munirka, RK Puram, Vasant Vihar, Palam and IG domestic terminal, among others.

The Botanical Garden station will be NCR's first interchange station, linking commuters to the currently operational Blue Line ( Noida City Centre to Dwarka Sector 21) and the Janakpuri West- Botanical Garden corridor. This station is projected to get an interchange load of 97,780 passengers in 2016 which currently sees 14,000 commuters daily.

The fourth bridge, measuring 574 metre, across the Yamuna river is already being constructed by DMRC for the line to Botanical Garden.

DMRC MD Mangu Singh said, ''We have no restrictions on working outside Delhi. There is a need to take the Metro deeper into NCR towns like Noida or Ghaziabad to provide better public transport facility.''

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