With the successful trial run on Tuesday it has been confirmed that Rapid Metro will start its commercial operations by March 2013. Phase 1 of the Rapid Metro is connected with the Delhi Metro's Sikanderpur Metro station, which will help people coming from Delhi to travel further in the city without using overcrowded auto rickshaws. Fairs of Rapid metro will be same as Delhi Metro and commuters don't have to buy separate ticket coupons to travel on Rapid metro.
Hooda, on the occasion said that Haryana Urban Development Authority will be a partner in the construction of the corridor. He also promised to improve public transport facilities in the city with the introduction of pod taxis which will connect DLF city with the old Gurgaon. This will help commuters travelling from metro to old Gurgaon, Udhyog Vihar, Palam Vihar etc. With this facility in place, commuters won't need to change tempos twice or thrice to reach their offices.
Sudhir Krishna, secretary of Urban Development Ministry, said that Metro facilities should also be planned for those areas which are likely to be developed in the near future. He also spoke about the need for more feeder bus services in these areas.
As per Sanjiv Rai, managing director of Rapid Metro, extension would be ready by 2015, and on an average, 60,000 vehicles will be reduced from the roads of the city, bringing peace to the local travellers.
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