Rapid Metro will soon be on track as work enters last lap
With January 2013 deadline approaching fast, the work on Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon (RMG), the country’s first metro project funded completely by private firms, has moved a step further. The work of laying steel tracks has finally begun.india Updated: Apr 11, 2012 00:33 IST
With January 2013 deadline approaching fast, the work on Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon (RMG), the country’s first metro project funded completely by private firms, has moved a step further. The work of laying steel tracks has finally begun.
The trial run of the project is scheduled to be conducted in July.
The Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL) has also struck an agreement with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for a common ticket system.
“It means that passengers would be able to use RMG tickets at Delhi Metro stations and vice versa. We have now started looking for an independent agency for undertaking the work of ensuring smooth revenue sharing between the two metro companies. Every evening, the agency would furnish segregated travel at RMGL and DMRC stations,” said RMGL spokesperson Sarvesh Tiwari.
RMGL is a consortium company of IL&FS and DLF, which has funded entire R1,088 crore for this project. The track consignment had arrived here from Austria last month. Unlike DMRC’s Metro tracks, trains in this project are going to draw power from the third rail laid in the middle of both the tracks to give asthmatics look to suit the swanky structures of the DLF City through which the trains would meander, company officials said.
Workers have laid about 30 metres of the track on the 6.1-km-long route. “The work of laying steal tracks has taken off from U-Block and the engineers have already laid more than 30 metres,” Tiwari said.
First Published: Apr 11, 2012 00:31 IST