Gurgaon is all set to witness a major boost in its public transport system when the Metro rail service is launched on Monday, to begin between HUDA City Centre (Sector 29) and Qutub Minar.
Another big improvement will be the privately-funded Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon, the groundwork of which has begun. This Rs 1,088-crore project is slated for completion in January 2013.
Starting Monday, Gurgaon residents will be able to use the Metro rail service on the 14.47-km rail track that terminates at the Qutub Minar station. The 12.53-km stretch between Qutub Minar station and Central Secretariat is likely to become operational by August, said Anuj Dayal, the chief public relation officer, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
To begin with, five trains with four coaches — of 300-passenger capacity each — will operate at nine of the 10 metro stations, as the Chattarpur station will only be ready in August.
The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has announ-ced it will start feeder bus service from Delhi to the Qutub Minar station. The Haryana Government will also start five buses for the HUDA City Center metro stations in Sector 29.