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  • Published: Dec 17th, 2010
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Gurgaon Metro to cut 40K tonnes of carbon emissions

| Sourced From IndianExpress |

The upcoming internal Metro link in Gurgaon, connecting Sikanderpur to NH-8, is touted to cut down on 40,000 tonnes of carbon emissions once it starts operations. Officials of the Rapid Metro Gurgaon Rail Limited (RMGL) claimed that with an expected ridership of 1.5 lakh passengers per day, the Metro system is expected not only to ease road congestion but also improve air quality in the city.

The project is registered with the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) and the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for prior consideration in getting carbon credits and is estimated to reduce approximately 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission per year, an official statement stated.

Sarvesh Tiwari, RMGL spokesperson, said,

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