GURGAON: With nearly 75% of work complete, the Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Ltd (RMGL) is confident of meeting the March 2013 deadline. According to the officials, fabrication work of all the 15 Metro cars has been completed and final assembly is in progress.
The Rapid Metro is India’s first rail project scheduled to be completed in a record time of 30 months.
Sarvesh Tiwari, head of media and communications, Rapid Metro, said, “This is the first ever rail project which is being implemented with minimum inconvenience to the people living in the nearby areas. There has hardly been any incident of utility problem during the execution of the project. The utilities were diverted with meticulous planning and there had never been an issue related with water pipelines, electricity and telephone cables, sewer among others.”
We are confident of meeting the project deadline and delivering a mass transit system of international standards. Special care about the aesthetics of the system has been taken so that it best suits the city’s need.
Each train will have two motor coaches with cabs and one trailer coach. The initial frequency of trains will be every 3.5 minutes, which the officials said will gradually be reduced to 2 minutes. The frequency will be synchronized with the Delhi Metro trains so that passengers don’t have to wait for long to switchover from Delhi Metro system to Rapid Metro or vice-versa, Tiwari said.
The two networks will be connected by a 90-metre long foot over bridge at the existing Sikanderpur Metro station.
Each Rapid Metro train of 60-metre length will have a carrying capacity of about 1,000 passengers. Trains will run on standard gauge tracks and have maximum speed of 80 kmph. Automatic electrically powered, double leaf plug sliding door with transparent glass will provide safe entry to and exit from the coaches.
All the piers have been put up and the work to place the viaduct on the piers is in progress. Electrification work of the Rapid Metro would start soon after the civil work gets over.