Commercial Operations Start on Gurgaon Metro’s 7 km Phase 2

Yesterday, the Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon (RMRG) launched commercial operations on their 7 km Phase 2 line at 3 pm in a rather low-key event that was bereft of any political presence that typically comes along with such inaugurations. Everything about its launch, from its sudden announcement, to its newspaper advertisement, to its flagging off ceremony was extremely muted and unlike what has previously been witnessed in the country.

Developed & operated by IL&FS, Phase 2 of the project extends the existing 5.1 km line around DLF Cybercity by a further 7 km south, and connects Sikanderpur with Sector 55-56 via 5 new stations along the way at DLF Phase 1, Sector 42-43, Sector 53-54, Sector 54 Chowk and Sector 55-56 on the Golf Course Road. At this time, they’ve only opened up 3 stations and plan to open the Sector 42-43 and Sector 53-54 stations “soon” after interior finishing works are completed.

Out of 12 3-coach CSR Zhuzhou trains available, RMRG plans to service the line using 10 trains while keeping 2 on standby at a frequency of around 5 minutes.

For a brief history of the line, see: CMRS Approves Gurgaon Metro’s 7km Phase 2; Operations Start Today

Phase 1 stations (Black) | Phase 2 stations (Yellow) | Delhi Metro Yellow Line stations (Purple)

Gurgaon Metro’s Phase 2 Route Map – view Gurgaon Metro information

Updated in-train route map – Photo Copyright: Aditya10on9

Photo Copyright: Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times

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Main-line & depot-line (right) as seen from Sec 54 Chowk Station – Photo Copyright: Deepankur Mathur

E-rickshaws for last mile connectivity – Photo Copyright: Rapid Metro

Sector 42-43 Station (yet to open) – Photo Copyright: The Flying Engineer

Video of Gurgaon’s cityscape from a train:

For more updates, check out the Gurgaon section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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38 Responses to "Commercial Operations Start on Gurgaon Metro’s 7 km Phase 2"

  1. Mayank Singh says:

    Why did they use third rail dc instead of ac traction catenary?

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  2. Siddhant Kumar says:

    When will ito kashmere gate line open to public.

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    • Abhay Goyal says:

      early Q3.
      Also Magenta line is running 2.5 years behind schedule if you talk about underground.

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      • Abhay Goyal says:

        DMRC has been announcing its opening since Independence day 2016. however has not been able to open it still pushing it every month on month.

        They still have bit of interior left here and there and they do not want throw to open half done or incomplete stations.

        Actually metro is very busy doing a lot of underground stations and interiors of huge elevated stations. So all the projects are running behind schedule.

        Need to wait atleast 4 – 5 months more before they throw open the Heritage Line I guess..

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  3. KRISHNAN says:

    Hi TMRG

    Any data on the traffic numbers . Some reports have claimed that only 30 K people are going to use the new Phase 2 .
    I mean 30 – 35 K from phase 1 and another 30 K from phase 2 , thus just 60 – 65 K people using this line of metro .If that is the case then I guess it is too less and the project may become financially nonviable

    Being the first 100 % private funded metro in the world , financial soundness would help other projects like our Bangalore ORR which is expected to be funded by private builders.

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  4. Tanmay says:

    Pls update about magenta line in detail as DMRC also didn’t update the same from last 3 months.

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  5. Tanmay says:

    I think something is wrong with phase 3 progress as DMRC has stopped updating progress report from last 3 months.
    Pls. Comment on dis bro.

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  6. Tanmay says:

    I think something is wrong with phase 3 progress as DMRC has stopped updating progress report from last 3 months.
    Pls. Comment on dis bro..

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  7. Tanmy says:

    I think something is wrong with phase 3 progress as DMRC has stopped updating progress report from last 3 months.
    Pls. Comment on dis bro..

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  8. Samra says:

    I think something is wrong with phase 3 progress as DMRC has stopped updating progress report from last 3 months.

    Pls. Comment on dis bro.

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    • Aditya Benwal says:

      Dude.. i have been checking the website every morning.. but now it seems they wont be updating it this month also. Chances are they will update for March 2017 data by end of April.

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  9. Aishwarye says:

    I heard somewhere that the mayur vihar station will now be a reversal station due to the deadlock at trilokpuri area of delhi.

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    • Manu Nair says:

      That’s what even I have read about. Actually it will be the pocket 1 station of the pink line in mayur vihar phase 1 where the line reversal facilities are being provided. Seems like trials will be extended upto this station till the Trilokpuri issue is resolved and/or Vinod nagar depot is ready. Such facilities also do help at times if ever there is a requirement of having to run the trains in short loops. Your comments plz, TMRG. …

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  10. RAKESH SHARMA says:

    something is wrong with phase -iii progress as DMRC has no current updating progress report .

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  11. Azad Babu says:

    Shreedharan was man of deadline(meeting timely) , Mangu Singh has become a man of dead-end.

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  12. Kamal says:

    Hi TMRG,it’s been long since last update,are you on vacation?

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  13. RAKESH SHARMA says:

    No response and current updates by TMRG about MAGENTA LINE PHASE-III its always on leave also

    DMRC no concentrate on his project, its too late. DMRC busy and involve in other activities just like

    celebrate function and construct Flats for V.I.P`S. DMRC is play role of D.D.A.

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    • Robin says:

      Yesterday i passed through road near the NSIC metro station. It seems there is no possibility to complete the station building in the next 3,4 months. Its at a very rudimentary stage. If i am not mistaken DMRC rolled out the first trial run for Magenta line somewhere in June, 2016 at a small stretch, which was later extended till Kalkaji and Botanical Garden. Now its been 10 months. This never happened in phase 2, where trial run goes on for a year. Something is seriously going wrong with DMRC, either at the management level or others. DMRC website itself is ill maintained.

      I count the opening of Botanical Garden to Kalkaji in September, 2017 and the rest of the line somewhere in Q1 2018, probably in Feb, March.

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  14. Tanmay says:

    I think TMRG also stopped following Delhi metro phase’s 3 Magenta Line.
    No rigid update from last 3 months.

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  15. Siddhant Kumar says:

    Please don’t do such comments on dmrc. I have seen trilokpuri area it is very sensitive. And at hasanpur demolition has started. It is not fault of dmrc. I will go again at trilokpuri and see that demolition has started or not. Rest where there is no hurdle work is going on very fast. Kashmere gate station of violet line only 3 entry gates and interconnection escalators work is going on. It will be completed soon. I hope this line will be opened soon.

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  16. Siddhant Kumar says:

    Please don’t do such comments on dmrc. I have seen trilokpuri area it is very sensitive. And at hasanpur demolition has started. It is not fault of dmrc. I will go again at trilokpuri and see that demolition has started or not. Rest where there is no hurdle work is going on very fast. Kashmere gate station of violet line only 3 entry gates and interconnection escalators work is going on. It will be completed soon. I hope this line will be opened soon

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    • RAKESH SHARMA says:

      but what about magenta line? why it is so late?

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    • Tanmay says:

      Where was any hurdle on magenta line from very first day but same is delayed by more than a year.
      DMRC is making fool of people by conducting fake trials;this is first time trials are going on for so long as these are dummy trials.
      And bro u are talking of Ito -kashmiri section,the same is delayed by 1.5 years and not open yet ;DMRC is continuous pushing opening date every month despite of such small length of section.
      DMRC has stopped regularly updating phase’s 3 progress from last 1 year.
      Things are not going well under supervision of new metro chief Mangu Singh as was in past.
      No. of Snags has drastically increased over last few months.
      What more can clear the picture.

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  17. sandeep says:

    We know that metro construction process is tedious and time consuming but DMRC should tell realistic deadline. In case of heritage line, why they are everytime mentioning that it would open next month and next month never arrives.

    I daily cross anand vihar station and see workers working day & night. So, deadline has to be mentioned correctly, so that no undue pressure on them to finish.

    On the side node, yellow line is getting busier day by day. During peak hours, whole train till gurgaon is packed. In phase 4, they have not addressed this. In fact, phase 4 is appearing to be not much beneficial when it comes to solving overcrowding.

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  18. Sandeep says:

    DMRC has updated the progress till March,2017 on website.

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  19. Sandeep says:

    Dmrc has updated progress till march 2017.

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  20. Tanmay says:

    DMRC has updated site but does not changed previous images.
    And only 1% progress in last 3 months.

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  21. Abhishek says:

    Hey TMRG, this is not right. You are a professional blogger, you cannot abondon your website for months. Even if you are travelling, you can still post updates and news on twitter. Please consider this, there are many followers of yours who eagerly wait for your updates.

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  22. Smithson Dmello says:

    No new updates since 1st April 2017,can we know the reason TMGR.

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  23. Saurabh Fartade says:

    Please give updates about Pune metro

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  24. krishnan says:

    Two more Rapid Metro stations open today Apr 25, 2017
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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/two-more-rapid-metro-stations-open-today/articleshow/58351651.cms

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