Govt finalises funding for Ghaziabad Metro extension

The DPR of Ghaziabad Metro was prepared in 2005. Then its estimated cost was Rs 936 crore. But following delay in decision over the funding, the project could not take shape and with time its cost shot up to Rs 1,591 crore, the officials added.

Sources said that the Akhilesh Yadav government has put the project on fast track to get maximum work done in the next five years. Officials said that MoU between GDA and DMRC was signed this month so that construction work could start at the earliest.

The 9-km Metro is proposed to have seven stations - Shaheed Nagar, Raj Bagh, Ranjendra Nagar, Shyam Park, Mohan Nagar, Arthala and New Bus Stand.

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