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Haryana ''committed'' to extension of metro to Gurgaon

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Chandigarh, Apr 25 (UNI) The Haryana government today asserted that it was committed to the extension of metro link to Gurgaon and denied reports that it did not have any budget allocations for the project.

An official spokesman said the government had approved the extension of Delhi Metro to Gurgaon from Qutab Minar to IFFCO Chowk in June last year as per detailed project report prepared by Delhi Metro Railway Corporation Limited.

Accordingly, the funding pattern of the project as per Phase-II of Delhi-Metro was placed before the Haryana Cabinet which approved it. A provision was made for the project in the budget of 2005-06 and 2006-07, he said.

However, the DMRCL suggested another funding pattern on March 8, 2006 which was under consideration of the Haryana Government, he added.

The alignment of Delhi Metro to Gurgaon falling in Haryana portion had been finalised by the state government but route alignment of Delhi portion had to be finalised by the Delhi government which was being approached for this purpose, the spokesman said.

The clarification comes in the wake of a newspaper report that Haryana had never made any firm commitments regarding the Gurgaon link to the Metro project and did not even have any budget allocations for the project.

UNI MA RL HT2020

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