Delhi-NCR: Techno Feasibility Study Begins For 24-Km Faridabad-Palwal Metro Rail


Two days after the announcement by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, work on the Ballabhgarh-Palwal Metro connectivity has begun, with the commencement of the techno-feasibility study of the proposed project, on Tuesday (27 June).

Notably, the Chief Minister had announced the metro project from Faridabad’s Ballabgarh to Palwal on 25 June during the Gauravshali Bharat Rally of Faridabad Lok Sabha constituency, at village Gadhpuri in Palwal district.

A team of experts from Haryana Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (HMRTC) and Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES) visited the proposed mass rapid transit (MRT) corridor from Ballabhgarh to Palwal.

The techno-feasibility study of this route will be completed in the next few days by RITES Limited.

After the completion of the techno-feasibility study, the project will be sent to the HMRTC for approval. In this regard, the Chief Minister has given directions to call a meeting of the board soon.

Project Details

The 24-km-long Ballabhgarh-Palwal MRT Corridor will be an elevated metro.

Ten stations are proposed on this corridor to provide connectivity to the industrial areas of Sector 58-59, Sikri, Softa, Prithla, Baghola, Alhapur and Palwal.

The estimated cost for this metro route is Rs 180 crore per kilometre, with the entire project estimated to cost about Rs 4,320 crore. The final alignment will be decided after discussions with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and other stakeholders.

Further, the MRT corridor will be integrated with Ballabhgarh Railway Station, Ballabhgarh Bus Stand, Raja Nahar Singh Metro Station and Palwal Bus Stand.

The satellite city of Faridabad is the fourth NCR (National Capital Region) town to be connected to the Metro after Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad. The Violet Line runs between Kashmere Gate in Delhi and Ballabgarh in Haryana, and connects Faridabad with the national capital.