Gurgaon experienced its first metro connectivity on 21st June, 2010 after a long wait of the commuters for an efficient transport system that would connect the satellite city to the National capital of Delhi. The 14.47 km line stretch of Gurgaon Metro Rail that connects HUDA City Centre in Gurgaon with the Qutub Minar was thrown open for the public on 21st June from 8 am.
Initially DMRS started with 5 trains that connect Guragaon to South Delhi. The train will run at an interval of 12 minutes. The trains will later on be increased. Passengers who avails this Gurgaon Metro facility just needs 25 minutes now to cover the total distance. While the maximum fare of tickets would be Rs 18, the minimum would be Rs 8. The trains are replete with 3 coaches with a capacity of 300 passengers for each coach and 30,000 passengers every year. Although having a maximum speed of 80 km per hour, the trains are however running at the speed of 30km per hour. The Gurgaon- Delhi metro line has 10 stations.
The other facilities of Gurgaon Metro are 100 "Customer Facilitation" Agents in all the stations to guide the passengers with the circulating area of the metro stations and platforms and also help them with lifts, AFC Gates and escalators. Apart from these special centres for customer care has also been set up in all the stations of this Gurgaon- Delhi metro line for the convenience of the passengers.
After this Gurgaon line, DMRC needs to complete only 2 other metro lines before the Commonwealth Games to be held in October. These are
- Central Secretariat-Badarpur
- New Delhi-Airport Express Line
The Qutub Minar-Central Secretariat metro line will be inaugurated in the month of July 2010.
The Gurgaon Metro will be the 1st in India to be privately owned as well as operated, metro and also the 2nd 'private-public partnership' metro project after Hyderabad Metro. This metro line was formerly tenderized by HUDA i.e. the Haryana Urban Development Authority in the year 2007 as a 3.2km link in between National Highway 8 and Sikanderpur. DLF, however, wished to expand the line in order to provide its Cyber City with metro connectivity. Gurgaon is now the 2nd satellite city after Noida to have got a Metro.
Last Updated on : 1st April 2013