About Gurgaon Rapid Metro Rail
Already home to a number of multinational companies, Gurgaon is ready for a fast ride towards a better tomorrow. Rapid Metro Rail, a rapid transit system designed to match the noteworthy modern buildings of Gurgaon, is now open for its commuters to connect DLF Cybercity to Delhi.
Built and operated by the Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Limited, it is India's first metro system completely based on PPP model, that is, fully financed by private companies. The IL&FS Transportation Networks (ITNL) handled the work of designing and building the metro system for Gurgaon, whereas Siemens Mobility looked after track building, communication systems and electrification. The work of construction of stations has been done by Maytas Infrastruture, Hyderabad. The Thales Group has installed the automatic fare collection system.
The Gurgaon metro rail system was planned earlier in 2009 and the foundation stone was laid on August 11, 2009. But the plan came into action in 2010. As reported by the authorities, the phase I has been completed at the cost of Rs 1,100 crore.
There are 6 stations in total, namely Sikanderpur, DLF Phase II, Belvedere Towers, Gateway Tower, Moulsari Avenue, DLF Phase III.
- Each train has 3 coaches, having a width of 2.8 m and 4 doors on each side.
- It is blue and silver in colour.
- Each train is 59.94 m long.
- First train will run at 6:05 in the morning from Sikanderpur.
- Frequency: 3 to 4 minutes
- The train will complete the loop of 5.1 km in 13 minutes.
- Each train can carry approximately 800 passengers.
- The train runs at the maximum speed of 80 km/h and an average speed of 30 km/h.
- A commuter will be charged INR 12.
- It will connect to Delhi Metro through a skywalk built at Sikanderpur station.
- Lifts and wheelchairs are available.
- Private Agencies have been assigned the responsibility to render security services.
- Police Station is located at Sikanderpur Interchange Station.
- Women's Help Desk is present at every station.
- 24 hour Toll Free Helpline: +91-124-2800028
- CCTV cameras have been installed at different locations inside the station to keep a watch on each and every movement.
- Emergency Stop Plungers are present at every platform.
- Blue Light Station Feature is available for easy access to the Control Room.
- A Press to Talk button is also present inside every coach, so that the commuters in case of emergency can contact the driver.
Last Updated on : December 4, 2014