It is linked to the yellow line of the Delhi Metro although it is independent. Also, the second phase is currently being conducted, expected to reach completion in 2015.
◗ Owner: Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Ltd. (RMGL)
◗ Number of lines: 1
◗ Number of stations: 5
◗ Length 7 km
This is the first case of an Indian metro funded entirely by private funds following the PPP model.
The project was initially conceived as a collaborative project between the most popular commercial developer in India, DLF, and the company called Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL & FS). In the end, DLF had funding problems so IL & FS became its sole owner.
Metro Rapid is a fully elevated rapid transit system being developed for travelers and citizens of Gurgaon, Haryana. This system will provide a transportation solution for areas in and around the city of Cyber.
Gurgaon has expanded considerably in the last five years its population, as well as the the number of vehicles, which has increased 5 times. Consequently, traffic congestion and pollution has exploded and become a way of life. With this in mind, the Haryana’s Urban Development Authority (Huda) decided to develop a metro system.
Gurgaon metro was constructed in two phases.
The first phase, with a length of 5.1 km, ended in 2013 and therefore is currently operational. It is the part of the metro which allows connection between the metro of Gurgaon and Delhi’s metro station Sikandarpur, plus other 5 stations in the metropolitan area of Gurgaon.
Future projections for the second phase (expected to terminate in 2015) of the Gurgaon Metro are:
◗ Creating a network of 7 km long to connect Golf Course Road with the station of Sikanderpur, located in the yellow line of Delhi’s Metro.
◗ A North extension, to Udyog Viha, that will extend the full length of the route up to about 20 km.
◗ An South extension is expected to be operational by 2015.