Six yrs on, Faridabad Metro rail yet to get completion certificate

Six yrs on, Faridabad Metro rail yet to get completion certificate

Bijendra Ahlawat

Tribune News Service

Faridabad, October 12

The DMRC which rolled out the Metro rail connectivity to the city in 2015 is yet to get a completion certificate from the authorities concerned, it is reported. This revelation comes in response to a query raised under the RTI Act by a local resident.

Violet line Opened in 2015

  • The violet line of Metro rail to Faridabad was opened in 2015.
  • While the 13.87 km-long Badarpur- Escorts- Mujesar station (YMCA) was made operational in September 2015, another 3.2-km stretch to Ballabgarh town was started in November 2018.

In the reply provided to an application filed by Ajay Bahl, an RTI Activist on August 21, this year, the DMRC in its letter issued on September 30 and October 7, has informed that the completion certificate(CC) for the Metro stations and its buildings was awaited from the office of HUDA (HSVP), though it was being pursued for the past five years from the department concerned. “The query was raised after it was learnt that the Metro rail here has been functional without a completion certificate, which is mandatory for any infrastructure,” says the applicant.

Mandatory for any infra

The query was raised after it was learnt that the Metro rail here has been functional without a completion certificate, which is mandatory for any infrastructure. —Ajay Bah, RTI activist

In response to another query regarding the sanction or approval of the water and sewerage connection for the Metro stations, residential complex and its workshop, the applicant has been told that the DMRC has applied for such connections with the Municipal Corporation of Faridabad, but the final approval is awaited. The applicant had sought the details of the payment made by the DMRC to the Municipal Corporation for the use of water and sewage facilities at the stations and the other buildings in the city. Bahl has alleged that all Metro stations in the city have no authorised connection for the usage of civic facilities till date.

Regarding the use of the Metro rail pillars for advertisement and publicity, the DMRC has claimed that there was no arrangement or approval for giving revenue amount by the state government or any other government agency for covering Metro pillars in Faridabad. Bahl had asked for the details about the agreement if any with the local authorities for using the pillars for any sort of posters, painting or advertisements.

The violet line of Metro rail to Faridabad was opened in 2015. While the 13.87 kilometres long Badarpur- Escorts- Mujesar station (YMCA) was made operational in September 2015 another 3.2 kilomtres stretch to Ballabgarh town was started in November 2018.

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