PM Modi Inaugurates Delhi Metro's Violet Line Extension To Ballabhgarh
The 3.2-km elevated stretch of the Violet Line of the Delhi Metro has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 19 through video-conferencing. The existing corridor, linking the Kashmere Gate Station in New Delhi with Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad, now runs to the industrial hub of Ballabhgarh in Faridabad. The 13.8-km Badarpur-Escorts Mujesar stretch was opened for public in September 2015.
The development will greatly benefit commuters going towards Ballabhgarh as the destination is a prominent business hub which houses several industries and educational institutions. It will also boost employment opportunities.
Developed under the Delhi Metro's Phase-III, the new line will have two stations. The new corridor, on which trial runs began in August 2018, will make the Violet Line 46.6-kilometre long and will provide last-mile connectivity to over 40,000 passengers every day.
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Real estate in Ballabhgarh
The fourth city in Haryana to get a Metro link, Ballabhgarh was renamed as Balramgarh in April 2017. Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar had announced many developmental projects for the region declaring it as a developmental zone.
Nestled on the National Highway-2 about 30 kilometres from Delhi, Ballabhgarh is more of a commercial hub and residential development is not as prominent as in the neighbouring areas of Sector 56, Sector 76 to Sector 88 in Faridabad. These localities are bustling residential colonies with ample availability of affordable homes. There are many such upcoming residential properties in the vicinity launched by local developers. The average capital value of residential properties in Ballabhgarh is Rs 2,800 per sqft. Prices of 2BHK apartments start at less than Rs 20 lakh for an average size of 850 sqft. Commercial projects are also coming up for investment purposes.
Connectivity and infrastructure in Ballabhgarh
Ballabhgarh is a town and a tehsil (sub-division) which is linked to the emerging NCR hub of Sohna near Gurgaon via the 35-km long Ballabhgarh-Sohna (BS) road. The nearest railway stations are Ballabhgarh railway station and Faridabad NW TN railway station.
The locality is home to reputed educational institutes like Cement Research Institute of India, Comprehensive Rural Health Services Project (rural field practice area of AIIMS) or called Civil Hospital. Besides, the YMCA University of Science and Technology is less than five kilometres from the area.
Several manufacturing units and steel industries and the reputed Alfa Tex Industries flourish here which provides employment opportunities to the locals. Companies like IBM and Cognizant also have their offices nearby.
Healthcare centre, primary schools and retail shops are available in plenty in the surrounding areas. For improving civic facilities in the area, the government had announced to grant Rs 10 crore for the restoration of tube wells in the area and reconstruction of dilapidated bypass of Faridabad.
About the Metro project
One of the two stations planned will be situated at Ballabhgarh while another will be built at National Council for Cement and Building Material (NCB) colony. The cost of the project from YMCA Chowk to Ballabhgarh is Rs 580 crore with around Rs 95 crore provide by the central government.
YMCA Chowk-Ballabhgarh metro project is one of the two-line extension projects worth Rs 1,090 crore approved by the Public Investment Board (PIB) of the Ministry of Finance. The other is an underground corridor from Najafgarh to Dhansa Border. The metro trains on the Badarpur-Faridabad tracks run on solar power which is a prominent feature of the project.
Delay in this project has been caused due to legal disputes over land required for construction of pillars for crossover track near the main Ballabhgarh station as well as removal or shifting of water and sewer pipelines.