In a recent development, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved the Detailed Project Report of the proposed metro expansion in the Millennium City Gurgaon. The proposed metro corridor will ensure last-mile connectivity in the IT city linking the newly developed areas such as Sohna, New Gurgaon, Udyog Vihar Phase 6, etc.
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has recently met and discussed the persistent traffic issues in the city. After the meeting, the officials came out with the decision to expand the current metro line so as to provide relief to the commuters.
As per the Authority officials, the proposed metro corridor is expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2023. The route will have a total of 25 stations along with six interchange stations.
Elaborating on the need of this metro expansion, a senior GMDA official said, “The Millennium city is witnessing a huge influx of working professionals and families from past many years. Due to the development of commercial office spaces in Cyber city, New Gurgaon, Dwarka Expressway, Sohna, etc., the traffic on the roads is increasing and becoming a mess for daily commuters.”
He further informed that the expected expenditure of the project will be 5126 crores and it will be developed by the Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation (HMRTC). The proposed metro stations are HUDA City Centre, Sector 45, Cyber Park, Sector 46, Sector 47, Sector 48, Technology Park, Udyog Vihar Phase 6, Sector 10, Sector 37, Basai, Sector 9, Sector 7, Sector 4, Sector 5, Ashok Vihar, Sector 3, Krishna Chowk, Palam Vihar Extension, Palam Vihar, Sector 23 A, Sector 22, Udyog Vihar Phase IV and V, and Cyber City.
Impact on Real Estate Market
With the development of commercial hubs in Gurugram, the newly-developed residential sectors and areas in and around these hubs have gained traction among many developers to develop their premium, mid-segment and affordable housing projects here. Areas like Sector 46, Sector 47, Sector 48, Palam Vihar, and Sector 22 have seen witnessed many new launches in recent years. With metro connectivity, not only the areas will be linked to the other residential and commercial hubs but will also see a surge in the property prices.