The Gurgaon Metro which is now known as Gurugram Rapid Metro is a lightweight rapid transit system serving Gurugram, Haryana, India. The system provides an interchange with the Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro at Sikanderpur Metro Station. The Rapid Metro has a total length of 11.7 km and has 11 stations. The system is fully elevated using standard-gauge tracks. Rapid Metro connects the commercial areas of Gurgaon and serves as a feeder link to the Delhi Metro.
Built and operated by Rapid Metro Gurgaon Limited (RMGL), the system was the world’s first fully privately funded modern metro system. This venture has no investment from the Central Government, Government of Haryana or any public sector undertaking. Services run daily between 06:05 AM and 10:00 PM with a average frequency of 4 minutes.
The metro is made up of three cars. Power is supplied by 750 volts direct current through the third rail system. Gurgaon metro system was the first to auction the naming rights for its stations in India. In September 2019, IL&FS announced that it did not have the resources to continue with Rapid Metro due to financial issues with the company and was looking for another unit.
After a minor dispute with the Haryana government and a ruling by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had taken over the operation of the line from IL&FS.
Gurgaon Metro or Rapid Metro was Originally planned to open in 2012, but the first phase of the system opened on 14 November 2013. The second phase of the project started commercial operation on 31 December 2017. Now the third Phase in under construction.
Gurgaon Metro Stations : Phase 1
- DLF Phase 2,
- Vodafone Belvedere Towers,
- IndusInd Bank Cyber City,
- Micromax Moulsari Avenue,
- DLF Phase 3
Gurgaon Metro Phase 2
On 11 June 2013, IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Limited informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it had been awarded a contract of Rs.266.5 crore for the construction of an elevated system for Phase 2 of the project. The company also said that the project would be completed within 24 months. The company was subsequently given a contract of Rs 84.3 crore for the construction of all 5 elevated stations in Phase 2.
The completion period of the project was specified as 24 months. The south stretch is 6.6 km long double track and will extend from Sikandarpur to Sector 55 and to 56 in Gurugram. It is estimated to cost Rs 2,423 crore (the US $ 340 million). There are six stations on the extension and the entire route journey will take about 20 minutes. The land and right of way for the project are provided by HUDA City Center. Trial runs were conducted in the first phase of the metro between Phase 2 and Phase 1 stations in October 2012.
Construction work on Phase 2 started in April 2013 and was given a deadline of July 2015 to complete the project. However, the deadline was later revised to mid-2016, and then the last quarter of 2016. As of June 2016, 75% of the work was completed on Phase 2. Trial runs were carried out between December 2016 on the 6.3-km Phase 2 route. Rapid Metro officials applied for the Phase 2 inspection by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety in March 2017. The second phase of the system was opened to the public. 31 March 2017.
Gurgaon Metro Stations : Phase 2
- DLF Phase 1
- Sector 42 and 43
- Sector 53 and 54
- Sector 54 Chowk
- Sector 55 and 56
Gurgaon Metro Phase 3
After the inauguration of Phase 2, IL&FS Rail Ltd Managing Director and CEO Rajiv Banga said that the plan for Phase 3 of the metro was at “drawing board-level”. Ceo told that officials were considering a 17-km-long line from Cyber City to Gurgaon Railway Station via Bus stand and Sadar Bazar in Old City passing through Udyog Vihar with Old Delhi Road And Railway Road.
This expansion will be a major relief for the people of old Gurgaon as the line will have many more future interchange stations along with the Dwarka-IFFCO Chowk metro interchange near Maruti Suzuki near and Huda City Center’s yellow line extension at Gurgaon railway station. Sector 23 Palam Vihar (to be interchanged with Dwarka-IFFCO Chowk Metro) via Hero Honda Chowk, Sector 10 and Gurgaon railway station and another interchange at Sector 4-7 Chowk between Rajiv Chowk (Gurugram) Badshahpur Pod Taxi Hai (Dhaula Kuan to Manesar Pod Taxi Master Plan) from Sector 4-7 Chowk.
This extension will be a major relief for Old Gurgaon people because this line will have a numerous and future interchange station like Dwarka-Iffco Chowk Metro interchanged at Old Delhi Road near Maruti Suzuki and next one at Gurgaon Railway Station with yellow line extension of Huda City Centre to Sector 23 Palam Vihar via Hero Honda Chowk, Sector 10 and Gurgaon Railway Station and one more interchange at Sector 4 to 7 Chowk with pod taxi running between Rajiv Chowk in Gurgaon Badshahpur pod taxi (Dhaula Kuan to Manesar pod taxi master plan) up to Sector 4-7 Chowk.
Gurgaon Metro Map
Gurgaon Metro Stations
There are total 11 Stations operating as of now in 2020 of phase 1 and phase 2 stations which are as under-
|Station No.||Station Name|
|Station Name(Hindi)||Interchange Connection|
|1||Sector 55 and 56||सैक्टर ५५-५६||NONE|
|2||Sector 54 Chowk||सैक्टर ५४ चौक||NONE|
|3||Sector 53 and 54||सैक्टर ५३-५४||NONE|
|4||Sector 42 and 43||सैक्टर ४२-४३||NONE|
|5||DLF Phase 1||डीएलएफ़ चरण १||NONE|
|6||Sikanderpur||सिकंदरपुर||Delhi Metro Yellow Line|
|7||DLF Phase 2||डीएलएफ़ चरण २||NONE|
|8||Vodafone Belvedere Towers||वोडाफ़ोन बेल्वेडेरे टोवेर्स||NONE|
|9||IndusInd Bank Cyber City||इंदुसींद बैंक साइबर सिटि||NONE|
|10||Micromax Moulsari Avenue||माइक्रोमैक्स मौलसरी एवेन्यू||NONE|
|11||DLF Phase 3||डीएलएफ़ चरण ३||NONE|
Gurgaon Metro Timing
The Rapid Metro/Gurgaon Metro Trains run from Morning 06:05 am to 10:00 pm Night. Three-coach trains run at every 4-minute intervals. The maximum speed of trains is 80 km / h, and the average speed is 40 km / h.
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