DMRC Managing Director E Sreedharan visited the upcoming Rapid Metro site in Gurgaon on Saturday and discussed various issues such as a twin ticketing system,security,construction work and expansion in the future.
On his first such visit,Sreedharan travelled through the entire 6.1 km stretch starting from Sikanderpur,where the Rapid Metro station would be connected with the DMRC station through a foot overbridge. Sreedharan,who was briefed on the details of the intersection,gave suggestions on the topic from time to time.
Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL) Managing Director Sanjiv Rai,along with other department heads,accompanied him during the visit. Various safety issues were discussed,and Sreedharan also suggested that a central agency,such as the CISF,be given charge of security at the stations. Besides posing queries on training of Rapid Metro employees,Sreedharan also asked the officials to explain various nitty-gritties of construction work.
According to Rapid Metro officials,the DMRC
head seemed satisfied with the quality of work being taken up.
A technical presentation was made by various technical heads of the Rapid Metro at the site office in Sikanderpur,dealing with topics such as quality of the project,execution,electrical arrangements,etc. Sreedharan said that twin ticketing will not only add to ridership figures,but also ensure a hassle-free journey for commuters.
The length of the Rapid Metro route,which currently stands at 6.1 km,will have six stations: Sikanderpur,DLF-2,Belvedere Park,Gateway Tower, Mall of India and DLF-3. The project has been taken up at a cost of Rs 1,100 crore.
The Rapid Metro
will benefit from natural lighting,less air and sound pollution,proper exhaust facilities,silent generators,dust catchers and water treatment plants.