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)
Video of Gurgaon’s cityscape from a train:
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