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Monday tryst for Gurgaon metro

Monday, June 21, is Gurgaon's date with Delhi Metro. Sanjeev K Ahuja reports

india Updated: Jun 17, 2010 01:22 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Hindustan Times

Monday, June 21, is Gurgaon's date with Delhi Metro.

At 8 a.m., the very first four-coach Metro train, between Qutab Minar and Mehrauli, would start from HUDA City Centre Metro station (Sushant Lok) in Sector 29 Gurgaon.

Passengers would now be able to cover the 14.47 kms in 27 minutes in air-conditioned coaches as against 45 minutes by road.

About 20,000 private vehicles are expected to go off the MG Road when the Gurgaon metro service gets into fully operational mode.

Highly placed sources said efforts were being made to invite the Prime Minister to inaugurate the entire 37 km Central Secretariat-Gurgaon stretch in 3rd/4th week of July along with Central Secretariat-Qutab Minar (12.53 kms) section, which is still not ready.

The fares have been kept between Rs 8 for the immediate next station to Rs 18 for the last Qutab Minar Metro station from Gurgaon's terminal HUDA city Centre Metro station.

The trains will not stop at the Chhattarpur Metro station initially as this station is likely to be opened for the public only in August.

First Published: Jun 17, 2010 01:07 IST