The Rapid Metro project is India’s first fully privately financed metro.
- A network of 5.1 km connecting Cyber City, NH-8 & Sikanderpur station (DMRC) in Phase I
- A network of 7 km along Golf Course Road connecting Sector 55-56 to Delhi Metro at Sikanderpur in Phase II
- The planned route for Rapid Metro acts as a feeder to the DMRC’s Jahangirpuri-Central Secretariat-HUDA City Centre (Yellow Line)
- Rapid Metro is connected to DMRC in Phase I through a covered walkway interchange at the Sikanderpur station
- An extension towards Udyog Vihar in north is proposed which will finally make the length of system almost 20 km
- The Gurgaon Metro runs on Standard Gauge which is the most suitable and internationally accepted system for running a Metro system
- Phase II (South Extension) towards Sec 55-56 to be completed by 2016
With Rapid Metro, commuters get a welcome relief from the traffic woes, connecting them to the NH-8, Gurgaon & Delhi. The expansion of the system would enhance traffic on the current alignment significantly benefitting both old and new Gurgaon.
Rapid Metro can harmonize with the surrounding environment with the following benefits:
- Estimated about 30% of the existing traffic shifted to Rapid Metro resulting in
- de-congestion of the Gurgaon roads
- reduction in travel time
- bringing down accident rates
- 40 Crores(Rs) worth of fuel savings estimated on an average
- An eco friendly mode of transportation, with no environmental pollution.
- The project is expected to reduce noise levels up to 3.0 dB(A)
- Increase in access to jobs, education, shopping and health services
- Boost to economic growth along the Rapid Metro alignment.
- Formation of IRL (previously IERS)
- Formation of SPV named Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Ltd (RMGL)
- Contract awarded (Phase I) to IL&FS consortium
- Laying of Foundation Stone & signing of Concession Agreement (Phase I)
- Financial Closure & Commencement of Construction (Phase I)
- MoU signed by MoUD, Government of Haryana & DMRC for the Operation & Maintenance of Rapid Metro project
- First Train arrives in Gurgaon
- Trial runs commence (Phase I)
- Letter of Award (Phase II) to ITNL-IRL consortium
- Laying of Foundation Stone (Phase II)
- Concession Agreement signed (Phase II)
- Debt funds arranged & Commencement of Construction (South Extension, Phase II)
- Commencement of commercial operations (Phase I)
- Reducing Carbon Footprints: Rapid Metro project is registered with UNFCCC & MoEF under United Nations Clean Development Mechanism for claiming carbon credits. The CDM enables emission-reduction projects to earn carbon credits, each equivalent to one tonne of CO2. The project reduced on an average more than one lakh tonnes of carbon emission (CO2) per annum in the first crediting period.
- Energy Conservation: Reduction in energy consumption up to 5-7 % through automatic light sensors and air conditioners which monitors and adjust cooling requirement on the basis of passenger load.
- Recharging Water Table: More than 100 water harvesting bore wells constructed along the Phase I Rapid Metro alignment to recharge the Gurgaon water table.
- Tree Plantation: Funding for plantation and maintenance of approximately 800 trees at Nandigram Gaushala, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon. For every tree cut, RMGL has been planting eight trees to maintain the greenery