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Although providing an effective public transport system is the responsibility of the government, the administration has done precious little to address the issue after introducing Metro service.
By HT Correspondent | None, Gurgaon
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2010 12:23 AM IST

Although providing an effective public transport system is the responsibility of the government, the administration has done precious little to address the issue after introducing Metro service.

All the efforts to address the issue have come from private initiatives. Besides Radio Tuk Tuk, feeder bus service by DLF and Cyber City Welfare Society, Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon project by DLF and IL&FS and Gurgaon Expressway by DSC Limited are some of the private initiatives.

The local administration's effort to streamline the unorganised auto-rickshaw sector in Gurgaon has failed to show any results. The city has more than 5,000 autorickshaws.

On November 16, real estate major DLF and Cyber City Welfare Society rolled out shuttle bus service to ferry executives in companies in the area to Sikanderpur Metro station.

Earlier, the DLF and IL&FS and its sister companies have rolled out a Rs 1000-crore Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon project. It is a 6-km metro service on an elevated track with 100% private investment.

DSC Limited invested Rs1,000 crore on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.

Utthan, an NGO, is planning to ply a number of battery-operated rickshaws.

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