GURGAON: The first phase of Rapid Metro Rail covering a distance of little over 5km is likely to be inaugurated on October 2. The first phase will have six stations – DLF phase-II, Belvedere Towers, Gateway Towers, Moulsari Avenue, DLF Phase-III and Sikanderpur.
Principal secretary to Haryana chief minister S S Dhillon on Thursday reviewed the progress the metro network at a meeting with officers of Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Ltd and district administration.
Dhillon said it was the country’s first Metro Rail system developed on PPP mode at cost of about Rs 1,100 crore. The interchange station is at Sikanderpur, where Rapid Metro connects Delhi Metro system via a skywalk. This will provide seamless connectivity to Delhi Metro, thereby connecting DLF cyber city to Delhi.
Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon managing director Sanjeev Rai informed Dhillon that the construction of first phase of Rapid Metro has been completed.
He said work on second phase from Sikanderpur up to Sector 55-56 of Gurgaon has also commenced.
Rai said that in the first phase the Rapid Metro will have three coaches with a capacity of 800 passengers.
He said the Rapid Metro will have common ticketing system with Delhi Metro which means that the tokens and smart cards of Delhi Metro will work on Rapid Metro system also.
This will ensure commuter convenience as there will be no requirement of purchasing multiple tickets.
He said a total of five trains will deployed in first phase. CCTV Cameras have also been installed. Rai also said that with the advent of Rapid Metro, the commuters will get relief from traffic woes experienced on Gurgaon-Delhi stretch of National Highway 8.