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Say Whaaa?! Gurgaon's Rapid Metro Might Shut Down After 17th September?


Gurugram’s Rapid Metro is a blessing for people travelling back and forth between Delhi and Gurgaon those commuters who live in Delhi and have their offices in Gurgaon, isn’t it? Well, seems like it might be shut down soon and we’re just as shocked as you are. The future of Rapid Metro hangs by a thread.

Not So Rapid, Eh? | Gurugram’s Rapid Metro which connects Sikandarpur to Shankar Chowk and Sector 56 to Sikandarpur, might stop operating after 17th September. Apparently, out of 200,000 office-goers, only 50,000 of them actually travel via the metro because of which the parent company, IL&FS was facing a serious financial crisis and eventually decided to shut it down after 9th September but now the date has been pushed to 17th September by the High Court.

The private company has requested the Haryana government to take over the metro operations but the matter is still pending with National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). Until further notice, the operations cannot be handed over to Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority. 

Also, not many people travelled via the Rapid Metro as most of the offices provide private cabs and the metro connects very posh areas where people have luxury cars with drivers leading to a less number of people using this metro’s services.

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Sourced Via The Economics Times