The Gurgaon Rapid Metro has missed yet another deadline. The new deadline has been pushed to June-end as construction of one of the Metro stations is still underway.
The project was slated to be completed by March and later got delayed to May.
The officials of Rapid Metro Railway Gurgaon Ltd (RMRGL) claimed that due to delayed acquisition of land at Sankar Chowk and adjoining areas, the construction of Gateway Tower Metro station is delaying the entire project.
Although the entire stretch of 6.1 km long elevated track has been completed and trail runs are going on regularly, the RMRGL is not inviting department of railway safety. The inspection of entire stretch will be handed over to the department of railway safety only after all the stations and entire stretch will be completed.
“Civil works at all the stations have been completed, except Gateway Tower. We are in the process of obtaining necessary clearances and will begin our service shortly,” said a spokesperson of RMRGL. “We are expecting that the construction of Gateway Tower station would be completed by the end of June,” the spokesperson added.
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Besides that, constructions in highly congest areas such as Sikandarpur and in Cyber City, where vehicular movements are high, also created hurdles in the project.
“The construction work takes place in night to ensure minimum disruption of traffic in the area,” the spokesperson said.
Starting from Sikandarpur Metro station where Rapid Metro will meet Delhi Metro, there are six stations on this stretch.
Meanwhile, the construction of second phase of Rapid Metro between Sikandarpur to Sector 56 will be expected to commence by the end of this month.
The entire stretch will cover 6.5 km. The Phase II project will be completed by end of 2016.