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Rapid Metro fare on par with DMRC

Commuters using trains of private Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon (RMG) in DLF City would have to pay the tariff on par with that of Delhi Metro services in Delhi and NCR.

india Updated: May 09, 2011 01:18 IST
HT Correspondent

Commuters using trains of private Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon (RMG) in DLF City would have to pay the tariff on par with that of Delhi Metro services in Delhi and NCR.

The light rail transit system (LRTS), which is smaller version of Metro rail concept, is coming up at a stretch of 6.1 km in DLF City at an investment of R1,000 crore from private sector players. It would have connectivity with the Sikanderpur Metro station set up on Line 2 of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

RMG, which is projected to be functional in the first quarter of 2013, would be an effective feeder system for the Metro line between Delhi and Gurgaon.

Sanjiv Rai, the managing director RMGL promoting RMG said that despite the fact the RMG was coming up on 100% investment from the private sector, the passengers would be charged fare at par with the fares being charged by DMRC for its services.

“We are governed by the same Metro Act and therefore are bound by the guidelines. We would be charging the fare as per DMRC guidelines,” Rai added. RMGL is the special vehicle company promoted by the IL&FS and DLF group of companies.

The smart cards to be issued by RMGL would be applicable for all Metro trains across Delhi and National Capital Region towns, officials said.

Rai said that though the RMG trains would be equipped with the driverless technology but these trains would be manned by the experienced drivers.

“Though the drivers may not manually operate the train between stations but when it comes to changing tracks, the drivers are required to operate the train,” added Rai.