Gurugram, March 31 (IANS) Rapid Metro on Friday began the commercial operation of its second phase to connect residential areas in Sector 55-56 here with Delhi Metro at Sikanderpur station.
Authorities said the journey time from Sector 56 to Sikanderpur station to board Delhi Metro now will take only around 10 minutes.
Earlier, commuters used to depend on autos and buses to catch Delhi Metro from Sikanderpur. Traffic jams were routine.
The construction of Rapid Metro’s second phase was started in January 2013 and was to be completed by July 2015.
There will be 12 trains on the new route, with two on stand by. The first train will be available at 6.05 a.m. and the last 35 minutes past midnight.
The trains will operate at a frequency of around five minutes.
The second phase of Rapid Metro has six stations including Sikanderpur, DLF Phase-1, Sector 42-43, Sector 53-54, Sector 54 Chowk and Sector 55-56 in Gurgaon, covering nearly seven kilometres.
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