RapidX line rerouted: Aerocity enters Gurgaon for Delhi-Haryana corridor

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RapidX line rerouted: Aerocity enters Gurgaon for Delhi-Haryana corridor – Gudstory

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According to reports, there have been significant changes in the alignment of the originally proposed Delhi-Haryana RapidX corridor. According to a Times of India report, this change means that the entire Gurgaon stretch will now follow the expressway (NH-8), including Cyber ​​Hub, Rajiv Chowk, Hero Honda Chowk and Kherki Daula stations.

Earlier, the alignment of the corridor followed the Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road, connecting to NH-8 only at Signature Towers. With the updated alignment, the RapidX corridor will now enter Gurgaon from Aerocity, and Cyber ​​Hub will be the originating station in the city.

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Notably, this change requires the development of a new Detailed Project Report (DPR), which is likely to delay the project timeline.

Work on updated plan underway

As per the updated plan, the RapidX track is set to run on the Delhi-Jaipur side of the expressway, stretching from Aerocity to Cyber ​​Hub. From Cyber ​​Hub, it will run on the opposite side of the expressway to Kherki Daula, where a three-level underground station will be constructed.

The next three stations – Manesar, Pachgaon and Dharuhera – will be at ground level. Unlike the previous arrangement, the track will now end at Dharuhera instead of the Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror (SNB) urban complex in Rajasthan, thereby shortening the corridor by about 80 km, of which 60 km will extend to Haryana’s Gurgaon and Rewari districts.

Underground stations include Cyber ​​Hub, Rajiv Chowk, Hero Honda Chowk and Kherki Daula.

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The initial alignment included a route from Aerocity to Kapashera border, proceeding to Atul Kataria Chowk via the Old Delhi-Gurgaon road. Its objective was to cross Signature Towers and Rajiv Chowk before reaching Khedki Daula.

The Delhi section of the corridor remains unchanged, starting from Sarai Kale Khan, the point where the Haryana Line intersects with the Delhi-Meerut RapidX corridor. It will move towards Aerocity via Jor Bagh and Munirka, while the entire Delhi section lies underground.

reason for change

According to reports, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had initially opposed the original plans for the corridor route to be built along the expressway due to its own plans for expansion and other additional works.

However, a transport ministry official told the newspaper that NHAI has now given permission for the RapidX line to run on the expressway. This consent has been communicated to the NCR Transport Corporation (NCRTC), which has implemented the changes. This corridor aims to cater to the large number of office goers in the Cyber ​​City area.

NCRTC, responsible for the construction of the RapidX corridor, is in the process of developing a new Detailed Project Report (DPR). Pre-construction activities for the previous alignment, such as relocating utilities and addressing encroachments along the Old Delhi-Gurgaon road, have already been completed.

It said that corporation officials have refrained from commenting on the changed route.

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Updated: October 15, 2023, 12:43 PM IST


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