Faridabad to come on Metro line

Faridabad town in Haryana, adjoining the national capital, will be on the Delhi Metro network soon, with the state government and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) slated to sign an agreement for this purpose on Monday, an official said.

The Metro line to Faridabad will connect Delhi Metro's Line 6 (Central Secretariat-Badarpur) to YMCA Chowk in the town.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and DMRC chairman Sudhir Krishna will be present at the agreement signing ceremony in Faridabad on Monday, said Rakesh Gupta, Faridabad deputy commissioner.

Gupta said the project will cost Rs 2,494 crore. This 13.87-km Metro Rail project will have nine metro railway stations between Badarpur and YMCA Chowk in Faridabad. 

Faridabad is a bustling industrial and residential town in Haryana, 280 km from Chandigarh.

According to commuters in Faridabad, this new transport facility will be a boon for them as they can reach Delhi in no time. 

As of now, they have to travel by local train or inter-state buses, which take a long time. “We will definitely benefit if metro comes,” said a resident.

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