Gurgaon: Gurgaon's Rapid Metro, the country's first privately funded Metro project, will be operational from January 2013 and trains on the corridor will have coaches made of aluminium with air-conditioning to cope with temperature more than 50 degree Celsius.
The Millennium City's internal metro, which connects the existing Sikanderpur station with DLF-3, is expected to give a boost to public transport system in the satellite city.
Work on the five km line has already started and the Rapid metro Rail Gurgaon Ltd, the company which will execute the project, has placed orders for 15 coaches from Siemens.
The trains on the line will have three coaches and initially the line will have five trains and it may be increased based on the feedback it gets from the public.
"The Rapid Metro coaches will have state-of-the-art facilities and the trains are being designed to suit the aesthetics of the urban environment.The coaches will be made of aluminium and will be smooth and scratch proof which will further helps in maintaining the aesthetics of the trains," company spokesman Sarvesh Tiwari said.
Delhi Metro trains are made of stainless steel. "In addition, a new type of compressor called Scroll Compressor System will be used in the air conditioners of the coaches which will be sealed and is more compact. This will reduce noise level in the coaches further, Tiwari said.
This is the country's first fully privately funded metro project.Delhi's showcase Airport Express Line has been executed under the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model. The new line will be operational by January 2013.
"Rapid Metro will give a new look to the Millennium City, Gurgaon. We are taking all measures to ensure that the city gets best of the modern metro trains which technically sound and adds to the urban aesthetics of Gurgaon," Tiwari said.
A total of 1000 passengers can travel on a train which will run at a maximum speed of 80 km per hour and air-conditioning inside the train is designed in such a way that it can cope with temperature more than 50 degree Celsius, he said.
The trains will also have Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTVs) inside the coaches apart from cameras outside the coaches so that the driver can see the entry and exit of passengers from the train.
The driver of the Metro trains will now be able to observe passenger behaviour in every part of the train at all times.
Story First Published: March 21, 2011 14:37 IST