Metro may run beyond Sohana and Panchkula

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CHANDIGARH: The two Metro corridors planned from Mullanpur to Panchkula and Chandigarh to Sohana could be extended further in a phased manner to facilitate more people of adjoining and nearby areas.

A senior official of the ministry of urban development told TOI the project would be expanded on the lines of Delhi-NCR to facilitate optimum passengers as Chandigarh and its nearby areas have grown immensely.

“As the MoU for the Chandigarh Metro project has been finally signed after much deliberation and time, it is just the beginning. The government plans such projects with a futuristic goal to provide the facility to a large number of public and Chandigarh Metro falls in the same category. This project will definitely cover more areas of Mohali, Panchkula and others in a phased manner.

Since Greater Chandigarh Transport Corporation (GCTC) has been formed having all the stakeholders, it will be their prime responsibility to plan things, like how much area they want to cover in each phase, accordingly. Such projects require the approval of the cabinet,” the official said.

UT adviser Vijay Kumar Dev said, “Yes, this is fact as there is an enabling provision in this regard, which will be applied as we go along the project.” More info

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