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Government nod to Delhi-Gurgaon Metro link

The central government has approved the Delhi-Gurgaon Metro link, which will be completed by 2012, it was announced Thursday.

Minister of State for Urban Development Ajay Maken told the Rajya Sabha that the extension would have stations at Chattarpur, Ghitorni, Arjan Garh (last station in Delhi region), Garden Estate, Sikandarpur, DT City Centre, iiFCO Chowk and Sushant Lok.

He also said the Delhi-Noida extension is planned for completion by September 2009, subject to necessary approvals by both Uttar Pradesh and Delhi governments and DMRC officials.

Regarding extension of Delhi Metro to Ghaziabad, the minister said there was no formal proposal from the Uttar Pradesh government to the central government.

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