The Haryana government has given its go ahead to the extension of Delhi Metro to Faridabad by approving its share of Rs1,588.60 crore out of the total expenditure of Rs2,533 crore.
The remaining Rs544.4 crore will be provided by the central government.
The decision was reached at a meeting presided by Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
The project will start in October this year and is expected to be completed by March 2013.
The 13.8-km extension will have nine stations on the Badarpur line up to YMCA Chowk in Faridabad.
The Haryana government has also announced the extension of the Metro link till Ballabhgarh.