Gurgaon's Rapid Metro, the country's first privately funded Metro project, will be operational from January 2013 and trains on the corridor will have coaches made of aluminium with air-conditioning to cope with temperature more than 50 degree Celsius.

The Millennium City's internal metro, which connects the existing Sikanderpur station with DLF-3, is expected to give a boost to public transport system in the satellite city.

Work on the five km line has already started and the Rapid metro Rail Gurgaon Ltd, the company which will execute the project, has placed orders for 15 coaches from Siemens.


The trains on the line will have three coaches and initially the line will have five trains and it may be increased based on the feedback it gets from the public.

"The Rapid Metro coaches will have state-of-the-art facilities and the trains are being designed to suit the aesthetics of the urban environment.The coaches will be made of aluminium and will be smooth and scratch proof which will further helps in maintaining the aesthetics of the trains," company spokesman Sarvesh Tiwari said.

Delhi Metro trains are made of stainless steel. "In addition, a new type of compressor called Scroll Compressor System will be used in the air conditioners of the coaches which will be sealed and is more compact. This will reduce noise level in the coaches further, Tiwari said.
This is the country's first fully privately funded metro project.Delhi's showcase Airport Express Line has been executed under the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model. The new line will be operational by January 2013.

"Rapid Metro will give a new look to the Millennium City, Gurgaon. We are taking all measures to ensure that the city gets best of the modern metro trains which technically sound and adds to the urban aesthetics of Gurgaon," Tiwari said.

A total of 1000 passengers can travel on a train which will run at a maximum speed of 80 km per hour and air-conditioning inside the train is designed in such a way that it can cope with temperature more than 50 degree Celsius, he said.

The trains will also have Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTVs) inside the coaches apart from cameras outside the coaches so that the driver can see the entry and exit of passengers from the train.

The driver of the Metro trains will now be able to observe passenger behaviour in every part of the train at all times.


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  • Rapid Metro charts course in Gurgaon

    The detailed route map for the 6.1-km Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon, accessed by Newsline on Tuesday, shows it charting a course from the existing Sikanderpur Metro station (connecting Delhi) to DLF Phase-II, Belvedere Towers, Gateway Towers, Mall of India, DLF Phase-III, before reconnecting with DLF Phase-II.

    The Rapid Metro project is being developed under a Public-Private Partnership with the Government of Haryana. The contract for the project was awarded to a consortium of IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited (ITNL) and ITNL Enso Rail Systems Ltd (IERS), in partnership with DLF Metro Ltd in July 2009. Work was to be completed in 30 months.

    At Sikanderpur, separate Rapid Metro tracks will run below the DMRC line, before turning left to Vishwakarma Marg. From there, the Metro will proceed to Phase-II.

    Making life simpler for office-goers, the rail will cross the workstation hub at Belvedere Tower Building 10, before moving along NH-8 crossing till Gateway Towers. The Metro station at the Gateway Towers will also cater to those headed to Udyog Vihar.

    According to officials, the rail will move along NH-8 till Moulsari Avenue, near the Mall of India — this will cater to the residents of U-Block. The route will go via the Bund Road crossing of DLF SEZ area, before reaching DLF Phase-III.

    “While the initial plan was for 3.1 km of double lines, we took it beyond with single lines so that residents, office-goers and visitors to malls could benefit,” said Sarvesh Kumar Tiwari, spokesperson for Rapid Metro.

    The Metro stations can also be used as foot-overbridges as the paid and non-paid areas will be separate, officials added.

    A common ticketing system, for Rapid Metro and Delhi Metro will mean commuters do not have to buy tickets while switching between the two.

    Officials said the frequency of the trains will be synchronized with the Delhi Metro to facilitate passengers. The total cost of the project is Rs 1,088 crore.
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  • If Gurgaon's Rapid Metro finally materializes & has a good coverage, it could change the face of this city .






    In the coming few years, commuting from Delhi to Gurgaon is likely to become much easier.

    The first private Metro has plans to extend its under-construction 6km corridor to 20km. It would touch Sector 55 and 56 in new Gurgaon and would stretch up to old NH-8 (old Delhi road).

    A feasibility study is underway to extend the Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Ltd (RMGL), formerly known as DLF Metro, from Sikanderpur to Sector 55 and 56 along the Golf Course Road. This corridor could be about 7 km and there would be extension of about another 7 km from Gateway Tower, on the other side of the expressway.

    RMGL spokesman Sarvesh K Tiwari said that they are hopeful of extending the line to cater to future needs. The first phase of Rapid Metro, from Sikanderpur to Gateway Tower on expressway, is likely to be operational in 2013.

    Sources said that the RMGL is also in talks with the DLF to integrate the transport planning for Golf Course road. DLF is likely to undertake the widening of Golf Course road with less than 50% funding from the HUDA.

    Sources said that the RMGL has asked DLF to work out the Golf Course road extension in a manner which would not come in the way of future extension of the Rapid Metro.

    They added that getting land for the construction of the proposed corridor wont be a major problem, considering the space available along the Golf Course road.

    Though the present extension of Delhi Metro to HUDA City Centre has come as a big relief for commuters, residents of both old city and most parts of new Gurgaon have been demanding that its route be extended further so that it connects more residential and commercial zones.

    If extended, the Rapid Metro could work as a feeder Metro for thousands of commuters travelling between Delhi and Gurgaon, said Sudhir Kapoor, secretary general of DLF City RWA.

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  • Expansion of Rapid Metro awaits govt nod

    The network of India's first private light rail transit system — Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon (RMG) — is likely to spread further if the promoter company has its way. A feasibility study to extend the service from Sikanderpur Metro station till the end of Golf Course Road by about seven kilometres has been completed.

    The extension is estimated to cost about Rs 2,000 crore extra. The report has been submitted the report to the Haryana government for its approval.

    However, plans to extend the RMG network from DLF Cybercity to Udyog Vihar and further to Palam Vihar has been put on hold as of now as a passenger-pattern study conducted recently revealed low ridership in these areas.

    Slated to become operational in early 2013, the project will connect the existing Sikanderpur Metro station and make a loop of about 6.1 kilometre on elevated tracks inside DLF City.

    The R1,000-crore project is being promoted by the consortium company of ITNL Enso Rail Systems (IERS) and DLF Metro Limited.

    "The proposed extension would be a double track on an elevated structure along the Golf Course Road. The feasibility study has been submitted to the Haryana government that is likely to decide on the matter. We have designed the RMG in such a way that it can be extended northward and southward," said Sanjiv Rai, managing director of RMGL.

    He added that since a study did not yield encouraging results in Udyog Vihar, extension plans have been stalled for now.

    "Even the Haryana government is conducting a study in Udyog Vihar and other areas for the possible expansion of RMG," Rai said.



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    If this comes through, it would give an major push & boost to GGN .
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  • Originally Posted by MANOJa
    The network of India's first private light rail transit system — Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon (RMG) — is likely to spread further if the promoter company has its way. A feasibility study to extend the service from Sikanderpur Metro station till the end of Golf Course Road by about seven kilometres has been completed.

    The extension is estimated to cost about Rs 2,000 crore extra. The report has been submitted the report to the Haryana government for its approval.

    However, plans to extend the RMG network from DLF Cybercity to Udyog Vihar and further to Palam Vihar has been put on hold as of now as a passenger-pattern study conducted recently revealed low ridership in these areas.

    Slated to become operational in early 2013, the project will connect the existing Sikanderpur Metro station and make a loop of about 6.1 kilometre on elevated tracks inside DLF City.

    The R1,000-crore project is being promoted by the consortium company of ITNL Enso Rail Systems (IERS) and DLF Metro Limited.

    "The proposed extension would be a double track on an elevated structure along the Golf Course Road. The feasibility study has been submitted to the Haryana government that is likely to decide on the matter. We have designed the RMG in such a way that it can be extended northward and southward," said Sanjiv Rai, managing director of RMGL.

    He added that since a study did not yield encouraging results in Udyog Vihar, extension plans have been stalled for now.

    "Even the Haryana government is conducting a study in Udyog Vihar and other areas for the possible expansion of RMG," Rai said.



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    If this comes through, it would give an major push & boost to GGN .



    but DMRC is being asked to complete the stretch of Aiport express line which will be connected From huda city centre to sec 21 dwarka
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  • Originally Posted by amit.bhalla
    but DMRC is being asked to complete the stretch of Aiport express line which will be connected From huda city centre to sec 21 dwarka



    the project you are talking about would come under DMRC , whose tender in all probabilities would go to reliance (they have built the delhi airport expressline as well ) .

    And the project manoj is posting about is rapid metro , being made by DLF , IL&FS and HUDA , the first phase of this rapid metro is under construction , and the rate of construction is also quite swift , also an extension of this rapid metro is planned from sikanderpur to sector 56 gol chakkar (covering the entire stretch of the golf course road ) . This study for this extensio is underway and in all probabilities it would be made.
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  • The Rapid Metro can also be planned along the NH, till Manesar & maybe, beyond .
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  • Expansion of Rapid Metro awaits govt nod

    The network of India's first private light rail transit system — Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon (RMG) — is likely to spread further if the promoter company has its way. A feasibility study to extend the service from Sikanderpur Metro station till the end of Golf Course Road by about seven kilometres has been completed.
    The extension is estimated to cost about Rs 2,000 crore extra. The report has been submitted the report to the Haryana government for its approval.

    However, plans to extend the RMG network from DLF Cybercity to Udyog Vihar and further to Palam Vihar has been put on hold as of now as a passenger-pattern study conducted recently revealed low ridership in these areas.

    Slated to become operational in early 2013, the project will connect the existing Sikanderpur Metro station and make a loop of about 6.1 kilometre on elevated tracks inside DLF City.

    The R1,000-crore project is being promoted by the consortium company of ITNL Enso Rail Systems (IERS) and DLF Metro Limited.

    "The proposed extension would be a double track on an elevated structure along the Golf Course Road. The feasibility study has been submitted to the Haryana government that is likely to decide on the matter. We have designed the RMG in such a way that it can be extended northward and southward," said Sanjiv Rai, managing director of RMGL.

    He added that since a study did not yield encouraging results in Udyog Vihar, extension plans have been stalled for now.

    "Even the Haryana government is conducting a study in Udyog Vihar and other areas for the possible expansion of RMG," Rai said.


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  • There is nothing in this news which mentions that Rapid Metro will reach NH-8, or Manesar or Beyond Manesar.

    I, for one, would like metro to reach Manesar, but I do not support spreading rumors, like this.
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  • If the D e way supporters comment anything on hear say, it is all right & quite fine . If i comment on anything on hearsay & commit a typo, an drama is enacted .



    Originally Posted by karan.singh
    Amit,

    This discussion is at multiple places that it is 42mt ........
    I guess the above is whole 150mt....it is also been said as widest road in Asia..( I am jst saying wht I heard...Manoj JI ..please dont ask me for proofs)...

    apart from this ----------------- suhagaa"

    keeing fingers crossed
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  • Originally Posted by raumybhan
    There is nothing in this news which mentions that Rapid Metro will reach NH-8, or Manesar or Beyond Manesar.

    I, for one, would like metro to reach Manesar, but I do not support spreading rumors, like this.


    It seems Manesar and beyand manesar is not mentioned any where in the news link.
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  • Rapid Metro fare on par with DMRC

    Commuters using trains of private Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon (RMG) in DLF City would have to pay the tariff on par with that of Delhi Metro services in Delhi and NCR. The light rail transit system (LRTS), which is smaller version of Metro rail concept, is coming up at a stretch of 6.1 km in DLF City at an investment of R1,000 crore from private sector players. It would have connectivity with the Sikanderpur Metro station set up on Line 2 of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

    RMG, which is projected to be functional in the first quarter of 2013, would be an effective feeder system for the Metro line between Delhi and Gurgaon.

    Sanjiv Rai, the managing director RMGL promoting RMG said that despite the fact the RMG was coming up on 100% investment from the private sector, the passengers would be charged fare at par with the fares being charged by DMRC for its services.

    “We are governed by the same Metro Act and therefore are bound by the guidelines. We would be charging the fare as per DMRC guidelines,” Rai added. RMGL is the special vehicle company promoted by the IL&FS and DLF group of companies.

    The smart cards to be issued by RMGL would be applicable for all Metro trains across Delhi and National Capital Region towns, officials said.

    Rai said that though the RMG trains would be equipped with the driverless technology but these trains would be manned by the experienced drivers.

    “Though the drivers may not manually operate the train between stations but when it comes to changing tracks, the drivers are required to operate the train,” added Rai.



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  • Southern Gurgaon residents may get a ride too

    The Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon (RMG) may make a foray into the southern part of the city, as well. A feasibility study for expansion of the service from Sikanderpur Metro station to Golf Course Road has been completed and submitted to the Haryana government for approval. The seven-kilometre stretch on elevated tracks with six stations is likely to cost about Rs2,200 crore.

    The terminal station near Sector 56 is likely to have a multi-storeyed parking lot as the consortium company ITNL Enso Rail Systems (partner company of RMGL) has sought about five acres land for this station.

    As per the study, the project is likely to take about 70,000 cars off the Golf Course Road and reduce carbon emission by up to 40,000 tonnes.

    "The proposed extension would be a double track on elevated structure along the Golf Course Road. We have submitted the feasibility report to the Haryana government that is likely to decide on it at a later stage," said Sanjiv Rai, managing director of RMGL.

    Rai said the proposed extension would have about six stations at an average distance of 900-1000 metres. The Haryana government would now study the feasibility report and follow the procedure of floating global tenders inviting bids for the project.
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  • Metro Added To Every Part Of City

    Metro Added To Every Part Of City,GCC Developed The Metro Extn And Expansion of Metro Rapid Layout



    गुड़गांव सिटीजन काउंसिल (जीसीसी) ने शहर में मेट्रो का जाल बिछाने का प्रस्ताव तैयार किया है। काउंसिल ने रैपिड मेट्रो विस्तार, यलो लाइन का एक्सटेंशन और नई मेट्रो लाइन बिछाने का एक लेआउट प्लान तैयार कर सरकार को भेजा है। इसमें पूरे शहर को मेट्रो से जोड़ने की कवायद की गई है।
    बृहस्पतिवार को पत्रकार वार्ता में जीसीसी के चेयरमैन आरएस राठी के साथ हरियाणा सरकार के रिटायर्ड चीफ इंजीनियर आरएन मलिक, टीएन कॉल, अभय पूनिया, जोगिंद्र सिंह, एचएस चावला और शम्मी अहलावत ने बताया कि लचर ट्रांसपोर्ट व्यवस्था के कारण इस सेवा का लाभ शहर के 20 फीसदी लोगों को नहीं मिल रहा है। शहर के विभिन्न एरिया में 50 किलोमीटर मेट्रो लाइन विस्तार व एक्सटेंशन कर लोगों को निजात दिलाई जा सकती है। साथ ही सड़कों से वाहनों के 80 फीसदी लोड को समाप्त किया जा सकता है। सरकार को इस योजना पर 7500 करोड़ रुपये खर्च करने होंगे।

    रैपिड मेट्रो का एक्सटेंशन
    एक निजी एजेंसी रैपिड मेट्रो का काम कर रही है। सरकार अभी रैपिड मेट्रो का एक किलोमीटर सेक्टर-56 तक एक्सटेंशन करने की योजना तैयार कर रही है। यदि शंकर चौक से दो किलोमीटर आगे कापसहेड़ा मोड़ तक एक्सटेंशन कर दिया जाए तो इस लाइन को पूर्वी दिशा में सेक्टर-56 तक व पश्चिमी दिशा में कापसहेड़ा मोड़ तक ले जा सकते हैं। ऐसे में पुराने गुड़गांव के काफी लोगों को मेट्रो सेवा तक जोड़ा जा सकता है। ऐसे में इस रैपिड मेट्रो की लंबाई आठ किलोमीटर हो जाएगी।

    नई मेट्रो लाइन का विस्तार
    मेट्रो सेवा से जोड़ने के लिए सोहना रोड स्थित बादशाहपुर से सुभाष चौक, राजीव चौक, लघु सचिवालय, बस स्टैंड, ओल्ड दिल्ली रोड होते हुए द्वारका मेट्रो स्टेशन से जोड़ा जाएगा। यह मेट्रो उद्योग विहार में भी घुमाई जाएगी और सेंटूर होटल के पास एयरपोर्ट लाइन पर जोड़ी जानी चाहिए। यह 23 किलोमीटर लंबा रूट होगा।

    सिटी सेंटर से होंडा चौक
    दिल्ली के जहांगीरपुरी से हुडा सिटी सेंटर यलोलाइन आ रही है। ऐसे में इस लाइन को हीरो होंडा चौक तक आसानी से नौ किलोमीटर तक बढ़ाया जा सकता है। इससे यूनिटेक, बख्तावर चौक, सुभाष चौक होते हुए हीरो होंडा चौक तक इस लाइन का एक्सटेंशन हो जाएगा। इससे सेक्टर-10 खांडसा, पटौदी रोड और फर्रुखनगर तक के लोगों को लाभ मिल सकता है।

    इफ्को चौक से उद्योग विहार ज्वाला मिल तक
    डीएमएमआरसी की यलो लाइन को इफ्को चौक से बस स्टैंड, रेलवे स्टैंड, पालम विहार, सेक्टर-23 से होते हुए उद्योग विहार स्थित ज्वाला टेक्सटाइल मिल तक विस्तार किया जा सकता है। इससे पुराने गुड़गांव के साथ सेक्टर-2, 3, 4 5, 7, 8, 23 के निवासियों को इफ्को चौक तक आसानी पहुंचाया जा सकता है।

    फीडर बसों की सुविधा दी जाए
    सभी पदाधिकारियों ने सरकार से मांग की है कि जब तक यह सुविधा शुरू नहीं की जाती तब तक ट्रांसपोर्ट डिपार्टमेंट उच्च श्रेणी की मेट्रो फीडर सेवा को शुरू करें। इससे मेट्रो सेवा लेने वालों को सौ फीसदी लाभ दिया जा सके। गौरतलब है कि दिल्ली समेत अन्य जगहों पर अधिक फीडर बसों के लिए समय-समय पर मांग होती रही है।। लेकिन यात्रियों की बढ़ती संख्या के चलते बढ़ाई गई सेवा भी कम पड़ जाती है

    एयरपोर्ट लाइन की तरह डीलक्स डिब्बे की मांग
    पदाधिकारियों ने मेट्रो एमडी ई श्रीधरन से मांग की है कि एयरपोर्ट लाइन की तरह हुडा सिटी सेंटर से डीलक्स डिब्बे को चलाया जाए, जिससे ई क्लास यूजर को आकर्षित किया जा सके।

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  • Land row to delay intracity Metro

    The controversy over a patch of land is likely to delay the country's first private-funded Rs 1,000-crore Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon (RMG) project by about six months. This means, the construction company, RMG Limited, will have to pay Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) Rs 2.5 lakh per day as penalty for delay.
    According to officials of the RMG, as per the pact between Huda and the firm, the company is bound by a "penalty clause".

    As per the detailed project report, the work on the 6.1-km metro rail should be completed in January 2013. But fearing delay due to hitches in the transfer of about one acre of land from the National Media Centre (NMC) to Huda, the company had moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court in December last, seeking an order asking the Media Centre to pay the penalty in case the project gets delayed.

    In July 22 this year, a contingent of armed police personnel, along with Huda demolition squad, pulled down a portion of boundary wall of Media Centre to make way for the Rapid MetroRail project.

    The move came after the Media Centre refused to transfer the land to Huda. The Media Centre claims it is its land.

    RMG officials admitted that the project would be delayed by about six months following the land transfer row and they would have to "pay a penalty of Rs 2.5 lakh a day for the delay as per the terms and conditions of the agreement."

    The land in question is 326-m long and 50-m wide. It comes within the premises of the National Media Centre complex. As per the agreement signed with the company, Huda was legally bound to provide right of way to the Rapid Metro Rail of about 2.5 m for erecting elevated tracks.

    On the other hand, the NMC residents are planning to intensify their agitation to reclaim the green belt from Huda and the project may further get delayed if they succeed in stalling the takeover.
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    Hi All
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    Official Rapid Metro site
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    Get all the facts here

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