Gurgaon`s Rapid Metro to be operational by 2013

Gurgaon`s Rapid Metro, the country`s first privately funded Metro project, will be operational from January 2013.

Updated: Mar 21, 2011, 15:53 PM IST

New Delhi: Gurgaon`s Rapid Metro, the
country`s first privately funded Metro project, will be
operational from January 2013 and trains on the corridor will
have coaches made of aluminium with air-conditioning to cope
with temperature more than 50 degree Celsius.

The Millennium City’s internal metro, which connects
the existing Sikanderpur station with DLF-3, is expected to
give a boost to public transport system in the satellite city.
Work on the five km line has already started and the
Rapid metro Rail Gurgaon Ltd, the company which will execute
the project, has placed orders for 15 coaches from Siemens.

The trains on the line will have three coaches and
initially the line will have five trains and it may be
increased based on the feedback it gets from the public.

"The Rapid Metro coaches will have state-of-the-art
facilities and the trains are being designed to suit the
aesthetics of the urban environment.The coaches will be made
of aluminium and will be smooth and scratch proof which will
further helps in maintaining the aesthetics of the trains,"
company spokesman Sarvesh Tiwari said.

Delhi Metro trains are made of stainless steel.

"In addition, a new type of compressor called Scroll
Compressor System will be used in the air conditioners of the
coaches which will be sealed and is more compact. This will
reduce noise level in the coaches further, Tiwari said.

This is the country`s first fully privately funded
metro project.Delhi`s showcase Airport Express Line has been
executed under the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model.

The new line will be operational by January 2013.
"Rapid Metro will give a new look to the Millennium
City, Gurgaon. We are taking all measures to ensure that the
city gets best of the modern metro trains which technically
sound and adds to the urban aesthetics of Gurgaon," Tiwari
said.

A total of 1000 passengers can travel on a train which
will run at a maximum speed of 80 km per hour and
air-conditioning inside the train is designed in such a way
that it can cope with temperature more than 50 degree Celsius,
he said.

The trains will also have Closed Circuit Television
Cameras (CCTVs) inside the coaches apart from cameras outside
the coaches so that the driver can see the entry and exit of
passengers from the train.

The driver of the Metro trains will now be able to
observe passenger behaviour in every part of the train at all
times.

PTI