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Cabinet approves Blue Line extension to Noida Sector 62

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Wednesday approved extension of Metro's service from City Centre to Sector 62.

A Cabinet meeting, chaired by Narendra Modi, approved the 6.675km corridor being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1,967 crore.

Out of the total budget, the government's liability would be Rs 340.60 crore on account of Grant and Subordinate Debt, an official statement said.

"About 81 per cent progress of civil work and 55 per cent of overall financial progress of the project has been achieved," it said.

Speaking to IANS, a said the corridor would open for public by the end of the year. The original deadline for the completion of the project was September 2018.

"The extension of Metro corridor from City Centre to Noida Sector 62 is the extension to Dwarka-line of Metro system which will result in people being assured about their mobility and thus more people will like to move to this of Delhi, thus decongesting Delhi," the government statement said.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 19:26 IST
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