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Gurgaon Metro

The Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon or RMRG is a fast and convenient mode of transport system introduced in the Gurgaon city in Haryana to link with Delhi Metro. This is believed to be the first venture in this category to fall under private ownership and operations. Besides, it occupies the second position after Hyderabad Metro for being developed under public-private collaboration.

Availing the fast metro rail services of Gurgaon, the passengers can reach the following stations in comparatively less traveling hours than road routes:

  • DLF Phase II
  • DLF Phase III
  • Sikanderpur
  • Mall of India
  • Belvedere Towers
  • Gateway Tower

Infrastructure of Gurgaon Metro

The metro rail for Gurgaon will feature aluminum body. Siemens has been given the right for the supply of materials. Each train will have three cars. The stretch from Sikanderpur to DLF Phase II will be served with double track loop and other stations will find connectivity through single-track loop.

The trains built with 3 coaches will run at a gap of 3 minutes. Every coach is equipped to carry 300 passengers at a time. The trains will run at the speed of 80 kms per hour. However, this is the maximum stipulated speed. The average speed of the trains will be 30 km/h. Given the strong infrastructural facilities, the train can accommodate 30,000 commuters per hour.

Gurgaon Metrorail Trivia

In the BPO capital of India i.e. Gurgaon, DLF proposed the expansion of the metro line for the convenience of the masses to enable them to find smooth connectivity to adjacent areas of Delhi, Noida, Faridabad and Gaziabad. For a deep insight, you can follow the facts cited below:

  • Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) tendered a proposal for the metro rail in 2007 to establish connectivity between Sikanderpur and National Highway 8.
  • DLF proposed an expansion plan.
  • Initial project costing was pegged at 1000 crore ($220 million).
  • In the month of July 2008, a fresh tender was submitted.
  • DLF-IL&FS (Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services) syndicate appeared as the strong bidder on the scene.
  • Certain objections were raised by HUDA over private company entry in this segment.
  • Situation turned congenial after the consortium agreed to dish out Rs 7.65 billion in the span of 35 years as connectivity charges and 5 to 10% of revenue accrued from advertising and development of the property.
  • In the month of July 2009, the project of Rs. 9 billion (US$185m) worth was given permission.
  • Work started in the month of August 11, 2009.
  • On April 21, 2010, Siemens made announcement for securing turnkey contract to construct the line as well as 5 metro trains.



Gurgaon Metro Map

Last Updated On: 2011/07/01

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