network connecting Cyber City, National Highway-8 and the existing Sikanderpur metro station on the Yellow Line – is all set to open for the public
The Phase-I of Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Limited (RMGL) – a 5.1-km network connecting Cyber City, National Highway-8 and the existing Sikanderpur metro station on the Yellow Line – is all set to open for the public with necessary approvals being acquired to start commercial operations.
“Trial runs for the route are under way and last-minute exhaustive testing by our own engineers is being done to check every aspect of the system. We are now in the process of acquiring necessary clearances to start our commercial services and hope to start it soon,” said RMGL spokesperson, refusing to set any deadline for the opening.
Of the total five trains needed for Phase-I, four are already on the tracks and the fifth one is expected in June. “Only four trains would run on the tracks with a frequency of 3-4 minutes and the fifth train would be on stand-by to be used in case of an emergency,” said the spokesperson. However, one of the six stations on the route, Gateway Towers, would not be ready at the beginning of operations on Phase-I and would be opened later. The other stations on the route are: Sikanderpur, Phase 2, Vodaphone Belvedere Towers, Phase 3 and Micromax Moulsari Avenue, which is at a five-minute walk from the Ambience Mall.
The ticketing system for RMGL trains would be the same as for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) so that there is no need to purchase separate tokens and the frequency of trains will also be synchronised with the Delhi Metro network to minimise waiting time. A sky walk would connect DMRC platform to RMGL platform at Sikanderpur to facilitate interchange. Facilities like retail outlets, ATMs, food and beverage stalls will be available at all stations.
The construction for the Phase II towards Sector 55-56 has also begun.
The RMGL is also in the process of preparing a Detailed Project Report for Phase-III and Halcrow Consulting has been hired for the same. The Phase-III of the project will connect Old Gurgaon to Dwarka metro line.