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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  • Probably second phase of metro would do the wonders to road congestion, but first phase would only reduce auto waalas from road who commute from Sikandarpur to Cyber city for their living.
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    Probably second phase of metro would do the wonders to road congestion, but first phase would only reduce auto waalas from road who commute from Sikandarpur to Cyber city for their living.


    Certainly second phase would reduce traffic though in the first phase even if autos movement is controlled it would be good. These guys tend to be the freakiest drivers at times and often are responsible for traffic. Not that car owners are too traffic conscious either but at least something for Gurgaon residents.

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  • Gurgaon Rapid Metro: 10 interesting facts

    1 First phase - 5.1 kilometre long
    he first phase of Rapid Metro Gurgaon Corridor is being constructed at a cost of Rs 1,088 crore and it is 5.1 kilometre long.

    2 Six stations

    It has six stations Sikanderpur, DLF phase-2, Belvedere Towers, Cyber city, Moulsari Avenue and Cyber Green Infinity Towers.

    However, only five out of the total six stations will be operational in the beginning. The metro station at Shankar Chowk is still under construction and will open later.


    3 First of its kind PPP project
    The Gurgaon Rapid Metro is the first of its kind project on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model in the country

    4 Trains will run from 5 a.m. till midnight

    he first corridor which will be completed soon, will see metro trains run from 5 a.m. onwards till midnight, with an interval of 4 to 5 minutes.

    5 Fare similar to Delhi Metro


    the fare of Rapid Metro will be similar to that of Delhi Metro. The stations of Rapid Metro have been integrated with DMRC stations and fare is also similar.

    6 Two stations to be named after brands

    The Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon has signed five-year agreements with telecom service provider Vodafone and domestic handset maker Micromax to brand two of the stations on the loop line that is being built as a feeder service to the Delhi Metro.

    The line will connect the Delhi Metro to Gurgaon's DLF Cyber City, which is home to several infotech firms, call centres and multinational corporations. No metro or tube network in the world currently has a station named after a corporate sponsor. Usually stations are named after their locations.


    7 One lakh passenger ridership per day

    For the first phase Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Limited had got a ridership survey conducted by three different agencies - RITES, ACNeilsen and Wilbur Smith and according to them, the network will have about one lakh passenger ridership per day in the first year, which would gradually increase to four lakh.

    The total time taken to complete one loop will be around fourteen minutes and therefore more emphasis is being given to create more standing space in the coaches.


    8 Extension project will be completed by July, 2015

    The Rapid Metro Extension project will be completed by July, 2015 at an estimated cost of Rs 2,100 crore and it would also have six stations.

    The route length is about seven kilometers and it will cover the area of the city lying towards Sector 56 from Sikanderpur Metro Station.


    9 60,000 vehicles will off the roads



    According to officials, after the Rapid Metro Extension is completed, on an average 60,000 vehicles will off the roads and it would also result in reduction of 90,000 tonnes of carbon emission into the environment


    10 Phase III under planning

    Phase III, which is under planning, will provide connectivity to Udyog Vihar and Old Gurgaon. Initially Phase-III, also known as north extension, was supposed to connect with the upcoming Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) Gurgaon-IGI Airport line somewhere near the Maruti Suzuki Factory.

    However this plan is yet to be finalized.


    Phase III under planning - Gurgaon Rapid Metro: 10 interesting facts | The Economic Times
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  • Looks great and ready to take off...

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  • Looks fantastic, ready to rock n roll
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  • Rapid Metro to open by end of May

    GURGAON: The Rapid Metro authorities have claimed that the network will be opened by the last week of May, insisting that almost 95% of the work is completed. The fare has also been finalized and it will be a flat fare of Rs 10 and the total time taken to complete one loop will be exactly 13 minutes.

    The Rapid Metro starts at Sikanderpur goes all the way around the Cyber City area and Moulsari Avenue and terminates at Sikanderpur again. There are a total of six stations on this 5.1 km network.

    Talking to TOI, Pritam Kumar, senior vice-president (projects), Rapid Metro said that they will be able to meet the renewed target. Initially, the commercial operations were to begin by March end/early April but got delayed. "We are looking to start commercial operations by the last week of May; however, no date has been finalized as of now. The fare slab will be the same as of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The work is almost complete and we are planning to invite the CMRS (Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety) for safety inspection and once that it achieved we will begin the operations," he said.

    "The timings of our trains will be synchronized with that of the Delhi Metro and since we both are using the same fare system, commuters will do not have to purchase a different token to travel in our network. A commuter will have to exit our network within 170 minutes once he enters through the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gate, which again is similar to DMRC," he said.

    "The idea behind this is that for example if a passenger boards the DMRC train from any corner of Delhi he should be able to complete his journey comfortably within the stipulated timeframe," he added.

    Simultaneously, the Rapid Metro authorities have started the groundwork for the phase-III (north extension). According to authorities, an agency has been asked to prepare the detailed project report (DPR) to suggest the best route possible and the number of passengers expected to use this extension that will connect the DMRC line coming from Dwarka side.









    Rapid Metro to open by end of May - The Times of India
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  • gurgaon metro to airport may see light of the day soon - 4 options to be discussed

    Soon, Gurgaon to get metro link to airport - Hindustan Times

    The long-pending project of connecting Millennium city in Gurgaon with Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport may soon see the light of the day.


    The ministry of urban development is likely to call a policy-level meeting next week to finalise the project, said ministry sources. The new line, however, will have no connection whatsoever with the existing Airport Metro express.

    "We hope a final decision on the project will be taken at the meeting. The ministry of urban development has suggested four alternatives - general metro, high-speed metro, extension of soon-to-be-launched Gurgaon's rapid metro and a regional rail transit system - of which the most feasible plan would get a nod," said SD Sharma, director (business development), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC).

    The DMRC has already prepared a detailed project report (DPR) for a 12-kilometre separate line, which was submitted to the urban development ministry recently. Sharma said once the ministry takes a final call on what kind of rail it wants to run, the route alignment of the proposed line will be sent to the group of ministers for approval.

    The issue of using public-private-partnership for this project - which was initially conceptualized as the extension of the existing Airport Metro express - will also be discussed in the meeting. The directors of DMRC, representatives of Haryana urban development authority and officials from the ministry of urban development, among others are likely to attend the meeting.

    Reliance Infrastructure, the concessionaire for the existing Airport Metro express, was reportedly hopeful of getting the project as changing the operator would not have been feasible.

    But DMRC's unhappiness with the PPP model is being cited as the reason behind the cancellation of the line's extension. DMRC chief, Mangu Singh had earlier said: "We don't think that PPP was a successful experiment." Sources said that DMRC will oppose a PPP model for this project in the meeting.
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    Soon, Gurgaon to get metro link to airport
    The long-pending project of connecting Millennium city in Gurgaon with Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport may soon see the light of the day.


    The ministry of urban development is likely to call a policy-level meeting next week to finalise the project, said ministry sources. The new line, however, will have no connection whatsoever with the existing Airport Metro express.

    "We hope a final decision on the project will be taken at the meeting. The ministry of urban development has suggested four alternatives - general metro, high-speed metro, extension of soon-to-be-launched Gurgaon's rapid metro and a regional rail transit system - of which the most feasible plan would get a nod," said SD Sharma, director (business development), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC).

    The DMRC has already prepared a detailed project report (DPR) for a 12-kilometre separate line, which was submitted to the urban development ministry recently. Sharma said once the ministry takes a final call on what kind of rail it wants to run, the route alignment of the proposed line will be sent to the group of ministers for approval.
    The issue of using public-private-partnership for this project - which was initially conceptualized as the extension of the existing Airport Metro express - will also be discussed in the meeting. The directors of DMRC, representatives of Haryana urban development authority and officials from the ministry of urban development, among others are likely to attend the meeting.
    Reliance Infrastructure, the concessionaire for the existing Airport Metro express, was reportedly hopeful of getting the project as changing the operator would not have been feasible.
    But DMRC's unhappiness with the PPP model is being cited as the reason behind the cancellation of the line's extension. DMRC chief, Mangu Singh had earlier said: "We don't think that PPP was a successful experiment." Sources said that DMRC will oppose a PPP model for this project in the meeting.
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    My belief this will give good jump to Realty price of DwarkaExpway & other areas of Gurgaon
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  • Despite the claims made by Rapid Metro authorities that the commercial operations will begin by May end, the deadline is most likely expected to be pushed to the second half of June. Talking to TOI, the CMRS ( Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety) said that he was yet to receive any sort of communication from the Rapid Metro authorities requesting him to carry out the mandatory inspection of the entire network. This inspection is necessary before the line can be opened for the public.

    Confirming that the request for inspection was yet to be sent to to the CMRS, a Rapid Metro spokesperson said, "Our track work is complete and trial runs have commenced along the entire track. Civil work at all stations is complete, except Gateway Towers. We are in the process of obtaining necessary clearances."

    The spokesperson added that Rapid Metro would be sending its request to the CMRS shortly. The fact is that it will take some weeks for the process of inspection after the letter is dispatched. Hence it can be safely assumed that the inauguration of the country's first private rail service may be held in the second half of June.

    When asked when he would come to Gurgaon to inspect the line, the CMRS, R K Kardam, said, "I have not received any letter or communication from Rapid Metro authorities and therefore I cannot tell you when I will do so. I am yet to receive any sort of information from their side." Sources also said that since this is the first time a private body is building and operating the Metro system in the country, the checks will be more stringent and the inspection is expected to take a little longer.

    All along the Rapid Metro officials have claimed that the commercial operations would begin by the last week of May, insisting that all major work has been completed. However, sources within Rapid Metro affirm that work in many departments is lagging behind and the May-end deadline seems highly impossible.

    While the project initially took off in June 2010, the Metro authorities had claimed that the network will be operational in January 2013. However, the deadline kept getting extended and the latest deadline was announced as May 2013. In fact, as and when the network is thrown open for commercial operations, one station out of the total six will not be not be operational as civil work is still under way.

    "We will begin our operations with only five stations as the work at the Shankar Chowk station is still under way. The delay was caused as the construction here started late because of issues related to land acquisition," said an official.

    Metro not so rapid, launch in June - The Times of India
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  • Metro not so rapid, launch in June

    GURGAON: Despite the claims made by Rapid Metro authorities that the commercial operations will begin by May end, the deadline is most likely expected to be pushed to the second half of June. Talking to TOI, the CMRS ( Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety) said that he was yet to receive any sort of communication from the Rapid Metro authorities requesting him to carry out the mandatory inspection of the entire network. This inspection is necessary before the line can be opened for the public.

    Confirming that the request for inspection was yet to be sent to to the CMRS, a Rapid Metro spokesperson said, "Our track work is complete and trial runs have commenced along the entire track. Civil work at all stations is complete, except Gateway Towers. We are in the process of obtaining necessary clearances."

    The spokesperson added that Rapid Metro would be sending its request to the CMRS shortly. The fact is that it will take some weeks for the process of inspection after the letter is dispatched. Hence it can be safely assumed that the inauguration of the country's first private rail service may be held in the second half of June.

    When asked when he would come to Gurgaon to inspect the line, the CMRS, R K Kardam, said, "I have not received any letter or communication from Rapid Metro authorities and therefore I cannot tell you when I will do so. I am yet to receive any sort of information from their side." Sources also said that since this is the first time a private body is building and operating the Metro system in the country, the checks will be more stringent and the inspection is expected to take a little longer.

    All along the Rapid Metro officials have claimed that the commercial operations would begin by the last week of May, insisting that all major work has been completed. However, sources within Rapid Metro affirm that work in many departments is lagging behind and the May-end deadline seems highly impossible.

    While the project initially took off in June 2010, the Metro authorities had claimed that the network will be operational in January 2013. However, the deadline kept getting extended and the latest deadline was announced as May 2013. In fact, as and when the network is thrown open for commercial operations, one station out of the total six will not be not be operational as civil work is still under way.

    "We will begin our operations with only five stations as the work at the Shankar Chowk station is still under way. The delay was caused as the construction here started late because of issues related to land acquisition," said an official.









    Metro not so rapid, launch in June - The Times of India
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    Fresh looks to the metro from the existing ones.

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  • Seems the Power traction is thru the 3r rail,so no mess of the OHT.. Makes for better aesthetics though less safer in Indian context...
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  • Rapid metro to boost realty fortunes in Gurgaon

    Vivek Shukla/Tribune News Service

    With the Rapid Metro Rail becoming operational in Gurgaon soon, the realty sector here is likely to get a further boost. The first phase loop of 5 km will connect Cyber City with Sikanderpur Metro Station. The second phase will connect the Sikanderpur Metro Station and the densely populated sectors 55 and 56 as well as the Golf Course Road, which is one of the major hubs of commercial and residential real estate development in Gurgaon.

    Since the already functional Metro line being operated by Delhi Metro did not connect all areas in Gurgaon, the Rapid Metro is poised to save the day for the sectors it will soon connect.

    While the Delhi-Gurgaon corridor saw a steep increase in property prices, the private Metro will impact commercial real estate in the area. Better connectivity after the Delhi Metro line became operational in Gurgaon had lead to increase in property prices in the nearby areas. The prices in Heritage City project were around Rs 4,400 per sq ft when the Metro was launched around 2006, these increased to Rs 4,800 per sq ft in 2007 and Rs 5,200 per sq ft in 2008 when construction was in full swing, the same project commanded a price of Rs 8,000 per sq ft when the Metro between Delhi and HUDA City Centre became operational.

    Commenting on the price appreciation due to Metro Ravi Saund, COO, CHD Developers Ltd. said, “The Rapid Metro backed by infrastructural development will give local real estate the much-needed push. Transportation and connectivity being the biggest challenges in Gurgaon, the Rapid Metro is bound to turn things around, proving beneficial for consumers as well as developers. A project like the Metro Rail provides immense traction to all businesses located within the catchment area. Leasing activities in Cyber City will also receive a big boost by this development. ”

    According to Nikhil Jain, CEO of Ramprastha Builders, Rapid Metro will definitely make a huge difference to the realty market in the area. “Existing businesses will now decide to stay on in Gurgaon as the biggest challenge for the area so far had been transport. Its operations will have indirect implications, too. More investments will pour in, there will be improvement in productivity and quality of life of the workforce. The bigger impact will be felt once the Metro starts functioning.

    Gautam Dhawan, director of Gurgaon-based Suraj Realtors said, “I am pretty sure that Cyber City will witness increased leasing activity after the first phase of Rapid Metro becomes operational. Investments will pour in, while the bigger impact can be seen after the metro starts functioning.”

    “I do feel that the major impact will be evident after phase II of the Rapid Metro becomes operational, it will pass through DLF City Phase 1, 4 and 5, independent houses and gated communities in sectors 27, 28, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56 and 57. The network is expected to cover localities such as Suncity, Central park, and Golf Course Road. Plots in DLF Phase 1 that face the Golf Course Road will be the biggest beneficiaries, ” says Ajay Agarwal, director of Avalon Developers, adding that even the rental market in the area will also see some positive development.

    However, according to some others the impact on prices may not be that significant as the property prices had already peaked in many of these areas in Gurgaon. “There would be some impact on realty prices in Gurgaon but I do not see massive hike in realty or leasing prices,” says Devinder Gupta of realty advisory Century21 DGS.
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  • वर्ल्ड क्लास बनेंगे रैपिड मेट्रो के स्टेश

    नवभारत टाइम्स | May 19, 2013, 02.49AM IST
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    गुड़गांव।। डीएमआरसी के मेट्रो स्टेशन की ही तरह रैपिड मेट्रो के सेकंड फेज के सभी स्टेशन भी वर्ल्ड क्लास होंगे। इस फेज के सभी 6 स्टेशन के लिए आर्किटेक्चरल , स्ट्रक्चरल और बिल्डिंग सर्विसेज की डिजाइनिंग का काम ' मॉट मेक डोनाल्ड कंपनी ' करेगी। यह कंपनी दिल्ली , चैन्ने , जयपुर , बंगलुरू की मेट्रो के स्टेशन डिजाइन कर चुकी है। जानकारी के अनुसार , यह प्रोजक्ट एलईईडी सस्टेनिबिलिटी सर्टिफिकेशन के साथ बनेगा , इसलिए इसमें रिन्युएबल एनर्जी सोर्स जैसे सोलर पावर , एनर्जी इफिशिएंट डिजाइन और रेन वॉटर हार्वेस्टिंग का अधिक से अधिक प्रयोग किया जाएगा। इसके लिए रैपिड मेट्रो और मॉट मेक डोनाल्ड के बीच करार हो गया है। इसके अलावा , रैपिड मेट्रो के थर्ड फेज की डीपीआर बनने का काम भी शुरू हो चुका है।

    एलिवेटिड होंगे सभी स्टेशन
    मेट्रो के सेकंड फेज के लिए इस समय सॉइल टेस्टिंग का काम चल रहा है। इसे 2016 तक पूरा होना है। सेकंड फेज में रैपिड मेट्रो का नेटवर्क सिकंदरपुर से आगे बढ़ते हुए सेक्टर 55-56 तक जाएगा। नेटवर्क की कुल लंबाई 6.5 किलोमीटर की होगी और यह पूरी तरह डबल लाइन होगी। रैपिड मेट्रो के फर्स्ट फेज का अधिकांश हिस्सा सिंगल लाइन का है। सेकंड फेज के सभी स्टेशन एलिवेटेड होंगे।

    थर्ड फेज का स्टेटस
    रैपिड मेट्रो के थर्ड फेज के लिए भी डीपीआर बनने का काम शुरू हो चुका है। थर्ड फेज में यह मेट्रो गेटवे टॉवर स्टेशन से आगे बढ़कर उद्योग विहार तक जाएगी। इसे डीएमआरसी के प्रस्तावित गुड़गांव - एयरपोर्ट मेट्रो कॉरिडोर से मारुति इंडस्ट्री के आसपास कहीं कनेक्ट किया जाना है।

    लेट हो सकता है फर्स्ट फेज
    रैपिड मेट्रो के फर्स्ट फेज में ट्रायल वर्क अपने अंतिम चरण में चल रहा है। अभी तक रैपिड मेट्रो की फाइल सीएमआरएस ( कमिश्नर ऑफ मेट्रो रेल सेफ्टी ) के पास नहीं गई है। रैपिड मेट्रो के एमडी संजीव राय ने दावा किया था कि वे क्लियरेंस प्रक्रिया में है और रैपिड मेट्रो का ऑपरेशन जून 2013 में शुरू हो जाएगा। लेकिन अब इसमें कुछ देरी होने की संभावना भी है। मालूम हो कि रैपिड मेट्रो के फेज -1 का नेटवर्क सिकंदरपुर से साइबर सिटी होते हुए हाइवे से टच होकर वापस सिकंदरपुर आकर समाप्त हो रहा है। इसके अलावा , फर्स्ट फेज में रैपिड मेट्रो का नेटवर्क 6.1 किलोमीटर है।








    वर्ल्ड क्लास बनेंगे रैपिड मेट्रो के स्टेशन - Rapid Metro station to become world class - Navbharat Times
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