It is a dream coming true for the current and future residents of Greater Faridabad. In a gesture which will certainly uplift the sagging sentiments of the Neharpar property market in near future, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar announced that this region will also be connected with Metro link. However, this extension of the Metro route will be undertaken after accomplishment of work on the YMCA to Ballabhgarh link. So, it is some years before this happens but coming as it is from none other than the CM, it means that the project has been well received in the Haryana government.
As Greater Faridabad develops into an affordable residential hub with lakhs of families living here is near future, timely introduction of Metro link will ease commutation to different parts of Faridabad and even to Delhi. The announcement is not likely to bring any significant movement in property market in the short term but it does augur well for enthusing a positive sentiment and indicates that the government is serious about the development of this region, notwithstanding some delays.
It is to be noted that the property rates in Faridabad are still lower than in Gurgaon or Noida. And, if this city has to be a top residential address in Delhi-NCR region, it is important to have good and sustainable transportation systems in place so that people can live here and commute to their work places in other cities without any hassles.
Metro Link Between Faridabad and Gurgaon
With DMRC now linking to Delhi, and plans being announced for Greater Faridabad, it is high time that the long due mass rapid transportation project to Gurgaon from Faridabad shall also be taken in right earnest. It is everyone’s knowledge that people commute on daily basis from Faridabad to work in companies in Gurgaon. While there is bus-based connectivity and private cabs also operate on this route, there is a lot of hardship for daily commuters. Mass rapid transportation connectivity will be a very positive step in that direction.
CM Khattar announced the formation of Special Purpose Vehicle for putting this system in place. Though the proposal was agreed to by the government in principle way back in 2014, there was opposition from DMRC on the proposed route. It was suggested to have a connection from Qutub Minar to Badarpur which could also connect with Surajkund and then on to some station on the existing Delhi-Faridabad route. But, this does not found favour with DMRC.