Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday inaugurated the phase-I of Rapid Metro Rail Corridor, an intra-city metro service in Gurgaon. The phase-I of Rapid Metro Gurgaon line, constructed at a cost of Rs 1,088 crore would connect Sikanderpur with NH-8.
Hooda along with transport minister Aftab Ahmed, minister of state for sports Sukhbir Singh Kataria, and Badshahpur MLA Rao Dharampal also boarded the Rapid Metro.
The Rapid Metro in Gurgaon is first-of-its-kind project on the Public-Private- Partnership (PPP) model in the country. It would be opened for commuters from 6.05am till 12.20 (midnight). Five fully automated trains with a frequency of 4 minutes would be running between five stations with each train carrying over 800 passengers on each trip. It is a 5.1-km long track and has six stations - Sikanderpur, DLF phase-2, Belvedere Towers, Cyber city, Moulsari Avenue and Cyber Green Infinity Towers.
The launch of Rapid Metro, Gurgaon, will boost connectivity within Cyber City, which is the corporate and the retail hub of Gurgaon. It is expected that about 30% of existing road traffic will move to Rapid Metro, thereby reducing travel time and traffic jams for the commuters on the NH-8, Gurgaon and Delhi.