Gurgaon: Based on public private partnership (PPP) model, the network of country’s first private light rail transit system - Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon (RMG), would be expanded further than the existing route map. The expansion project is estimated to cost Rs 2,000 crore.

The metro service would now be extended by about seven kilometers from Sikandarpur Chowk to Golf Course Road upto Sector-56.

The expansion work of metro between Sikanderpur and Udyog Vihar is being carried out under the DLF phase-II and III, and is slated to get completed by 2013.

The management of DLF making the Rapid Metro, held a meeting on Wednesday in this regard.
Sanjiv Rai, Managing Director of RMGL said, “Country’s first ever private metro based on PPP is being developed in DLF region which has a single metro line which is connected to Sikandarpur metro station.”

“The feasibility study for expansion has been submitted to the Haryana government,” he added.

Deliberating on the ongoing Rapid Metro work, Sanjiv said, “The work is slated to be completed by 2013 which will facilitate reduction of over 70,000 vehicles from city streets. More so, it being eco-friendly, with the implementation of the project emission of carbon would be reduced 40 thousand tonnes.”

The extended portion of Rapid Metro is likely to benefit people working and dwelling in DLF Phase I, Phase IV, Sector- 27, 28, 42, 43, 53, 54, 55 and 56.

JPN/Bureau