A Boost to Gurugram’s Own Metro Network for the Development of the Region

After years of careful consideration, the central government has at last given its approval to the proposal. Once finalized, the project will establish a connection between the two sides of Gurgaon.

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Gurgaon (Gurugram) Metro, also commonly referred to as Rapid Metro, is a single metro line with 11 stations built and developed by Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon (RMRG), a subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS). A 5.1 km route was developed in Phase 1 of the project to connect the Delhi Metro’s Sikanderpur Station (Yellow line) with the DLF Cybercity commercial and business districts. On November 14, 2013, this line became commercially operational. On March 31, 2017, a 7-kilometer extension of the line opened to connect Sikanderpur Station with Sector 55-56 via new and additional stations on Golf Course Road. The entire line is served by twelve 3-coach trains supplied by CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Works under a Siemens subcontract.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has assumed control of the line’s operations. On October 22 2019, after its original operator (RMRG) expressed its inability to continue operations amidst low and sluggish footfall of passengers and overpowering operational expenditures. The corridors have been proposed to connect Gurgaon with numerous new metro lines to its surrounding communities and region, including old Gurgaon, Dwarka, Bawal, Manesar, Faridabad, and Sohna, to be approved by the Haryana Government. The Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation (HMRTC) is the primary body and nodal agency with the charge and responsibility of carrying out and executing these lines.

Key Information & Project Details (Line-1)

  • Top Speed: 80 kmph
  • Average Speed: 35 kmph
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
  • Electrification: 750 V DC Third Rail
  • Signalling: Cab Signalling/Distance to Go
  • Operational: 12.1 km
  • Approved: 28.8 km
  • Under Construction: 0 km
  • Proposed: 170.19 km
  • Rolling Stock: 36 coaches (12 train sets x 3)

Gurgaon Metro Operational Route

Line-1: Moulsari Avenue (Cybercity) – Sector 55-56

  • Length: 12.1 km
  • Type: Elevated
  • Depots: Sector 24 and Sector 54
  • Number of Stations: Eleven (11)
  • Stations (Built in Phase 1): Sikanderpur, DLF Phase 2, Vodafone Belvedere Towers, IndusInd Bank Cyber City, Micromax Moulsari Avenue, DLF Phase 3
  • Station Names (Built-in Phase 2): Phase 2 Stations (5): DLF Phase 1, Sector 42-43, Sector 53-54, Sector 54 Chowk and Sector 55-56

Gurgaon Metro Approved New Routes

New Line: HUDA City Centre – Palam Vihar – Moulsari Avenue

  • Length: 28.8 km

(This line, known as the New Gurgaon-Old Gurgaon link, has been designed to form a ring line. A consortium of RITES and the School of Planning and Architecture – SPA developed its DPR. The HMRTC board approved its directors in December 2019 and the Haryana state government’s Cabinet in August 2020).

  • Stations: Sector 45, Cyber Park, District Shopping Centre, Sector 47, Subhash Chowk, Sector 48, Sector 72 A, Hero Honda Chowk, Udyog Vihar Phase 6, Sector 10, Sector 37, Basai village, Sector 9, Sector 7, Sector 4, Sector 5, Ashok Vihar, Sector 3, Bajghera Road, Palam Vihar Extension, Palam Vihar, Sector 23 A, Sector 22, Udyog Vihar Phase 4, Udyog Vihar Phase 5, Moulsari Avenue (DLF Cyber City) Total 27

Gurgaon Metro Proposed New Routes

New Line: Gurgaon – Manesar – MBIR (82 km)

  • Length: 82 km
  • Phase 1: Gurugram Railway Station to Panchgaon in Manesar (35 km)
  • Phase 2: Panchgaon (Manesar) to Dharuhera (22 km)
  • Phase 3: Dharuhera – Manesar Bawal Investment Region (MBIR) (25 km)

(As part of the Delhi – Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), an 82-kilometer-long line with 39 stations has been proposed to connect Gurgaon with the Manesar Bawal Investment Region (MBIR). Its DPR was prepared and developed by AECOM and presented to the Haryana government by DMICDC in 2016. In addition, two spurs have been planned in Phase-1A (12 km from Global City to Sector-112) and Phase-1B (12 km from MBIR to Rewari), bringing the overall route of the line to 108 Km).

New Line: Gurgaon – Faridabad

  • Length: 31 km

(This route seeks to connect Sector 45 in Gurgaon (south of Huda City Centre) with Bata Chowk in Faridabad. To establish and develop an interchange, the Yellow Line needs to be extended by 1 km).

New Line: Sector 21 Dwarka – IFFCO Chowk Gurgaon

  • Length: 12.225 km

(In 2015, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC) prepared the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for this line, recommending an extension of Line-3 (Blue Line) for Rs 5150 crore.). A revised and updated DPR proposes three alternatives:

  • Option 1: Extending the current Airport Express service to IFFCO Chowk
  • Option 2: Expansion of Line 3 from Sector 21 Dwarka to IFFCO Chowk.
  • Option 3: Independent express line from Sector 21 Dwarka to IFFCO Chowk with an independent depot

New Line: HUDA City Centre – Gurugram Railway Station

  • Length: 11.15 km

(This route includes Subhash Chowk, Rajiv Chowk, and New Colony Mor.)

New Line: HUDA City Centre – Dwarka

  • Length: 27.48 km

(This route is proposed to run through Subhash Chowk on Sohna Road, Hero Honda Chowk, Sector 33, 34, 37, Sector 10 A, 10, 9, 9 A, ESI Hospital, Sector 4, Sector 5, Railway Station, Sector 23, and Dwarka).

Extn of Line-1: Sector 55/56 – Vatika Chowk (6.34 km)

  • Length: 6.34 km

(This line is proposed to run from Sector 55/56 to Vatika Chowk along the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR), with five new metro stations at Sector 56, Sushant Lok, Sushant Lok Phase-3, Rosewood City, and Vatika Chowk. In September 2019, the DMRC completed the Techno-Feasibility Report for this line).

Latest Update on New Gurgaon Metro Line 

The Haryana Mass Transport Corporation Ltd. (HMRTC) recently released a request for bids to begin constructing the new Gurgaon Metro line after the Cabinet approves of the process. Following the invitation for bids, three firms bid to work on constructing the projected metro line.

Conclusion

The recently approved Gurgaon Metro shall run through Old Gurgaon and connect Huda City Centre to Gurgaon Cyber City. After years of deliberation, the central government has finally approved the proposal. When completed, the project will connect the two sides of Gurgaon. The Metro’s total length is approximately 28.5 kilometres. The main line will be approximately 26.65 kilometres long, with the remaining 1.85 km constructed as a spur from Basai village to the Dwarka expressway. Over 2.5 million people are expected to benefit from the Huda City Centre to Cyber City metro line.

The metro line’s construction will also promote the area’s economic development. According to the officials, the line’s estimated ridership in 2026 will be around 5.4 lakh individuals, growing to 7.26 lakh by 2031. The Haryana Mass Transport Corporation Ltd (HMRTC) is developing a well-defined project safety plan. The project is being designed as a special-purpose vehicle (SPV). The SPV is supported both by the GoI and the Government of Haryana. The initial proposal was presented years ago. However, delay has been observed due to several revisions in the project plans. Below are some of the critical components of the recently approved Gurgaon Metro.

Key Features of the New Gurgaon Metro Line 
Gurgaon Metro Line beginning station HUDA City Center, Gurugram
Gurgaon Metro Line ending station Gurgaon Cyber City 
Number of stations on the line 27 (including one depot)
Total length of the Gurgaon metro line 28.5 kms
Current status Approved by Cabinet, work to commence soon
Expected completion date 2027
Estimated cost of construction Rs 6,800 Crores 
Metro line and station type Elevated 
OwnerHaryana Mass Transport Corporation Ltd (HMRTC)

The new Gurgaon metro line, which connects Huda City Centre to Gurgaon Cyber City, will have 27 stations. These are the Gurgaon Metro stations:

List of Approved Gurgaon Metro Stations
HUDA City CenterSector 45, GurugramCyber Park
Sector 47, GurugramSubhash ChowkSector 48, Gurugram
Sector 72A, GurugramHero Honda ChowkUdyog Vihar Phase 6
Sector 10, GurugramSector 37, GurugramBasai Village
Sector 9, GurugramSector 7, GurugramSector 4, Gurugram
Sector 5, GurugramAshok ViharSector 3, Gurugram
Bajghera RoadPalam Vihar ExtensionPalam Vihar
Sector 23A, GurugramSector 22, GurugramUdyog Vihar Phase 4
Udyog Vihar Phase 5Cyber CityDwarka Expressway (Sector 101)

Connectivity of Gurgaon Metro Stations 

The newly approved Gurgaon Metro line’s main feature is connecting the New Gurgaon district to Old Gurgaon. The improved connectivity will aid in the development of the old Gurgaon area. The development in the old Gurgaon area has been somewhat slow. No metro line currently connects Old Gurugram to the rest of the city. Udyog Vihar Phase 6, Sector 10, Sector 37, Basai Village, Sector 9, Sector 7, Sector 4, Sector 5, Ashok Vihar, Sector 3, Bajghera Road, Palam Vihar Extension, Palam Vihar, Sector 23A, Sector 22, Sector 24, Udyog Vihar Phase 4, and Udyog Vihar Phase 5. Huda City Centre, Sector 45, Cyber Park, Sector 47, Subhash Chowk, Sector 48, Sector 72A, and Hero Honda Chowk are Gurgaon Metro Stations in the New Gurugram region.

Cost of Construction  

The overall construction cost is projected to be around Rs 6,800 crores. The investment expected by different parties and stakeholders includes:

  • The Government of India’s shareholding will be about Rs 896.19 crore.
  • Haryana’s government shall contribute approximately Rs 1432.49 crore.
  • Haryana Urban Development Body will invest approximately Rs 300 crores.
  • PPP investment (lifts and elevators) is estimated to be around Rs 135.47 crores.
  • The Pass-through aid loan component will be worth approximately Rs 2688.57 crores.

The construction of the Gurgaon metro will significantly boost economic growth in the Gurgaon area, particularly the sectors in the old Gurgaon area. The following are some of the areas that are predicted to flourish and develop along the planned metro line:

  • Sector 4, Gurugram: It is a growing and upcoming community close to significant economic and employment centres. The area includes a combination of builder floors and single-family homes. The surrounding places and areas in proximity are rich in social infrastructure and civic amenities and infrastructure. Sector 4 is easily accessible through different kinds of transportation options. It is located along the old railway route near the railway station.
  • Palam Vihar: One of the earlier regions and localities of the area. It is well connected to both the Delhi and Gurugram regions. The location is very near to NH 48. The surrounding area offers excellent social infrastructure, including educational institutions, hospitals, and leisure centres. Palam Vihar is close to the Delhi International Airport and other nearby areas. The area features a substantial number of independent residences and builder floors.
  • Sector 9, Gurugram: Sector 9, Gurugram, is a reasonably priced residential sector. The locality is near several other residential colonies and is only a few minutes from Basai Road.
  • Ashok Vihar: It is one of Gurugram’s most affordable residential zones. The community is located near Old Railway Road and Sheetla Mata Mandir. The area primarily comprises builder floors, detached houses, and low-rise flats. The region is also close to numerous business and employment hubs and excellent schools, hospitals, and shopping places.

Summing It Up on Gurgaon Metro 

The Union Cabinet has approved metro connectivity from HUDA City Centre to Cyber City in Gurugram, with a spur line to Dwarka expressway, significantly boosting Gurugram’s metro network. The project’s estimated cost is Rs 5,452 crore. The 28.5-kilometre metro route from Huda City Centre to Old Gurgaon and, after that, to Cyber City will be elevated. The project is expected to be completed in four years. The main corridor from Huda City Centre to Cyber City would be 26.65 kilometres long, while the Basai Village to Dwarka expressway – spur will be 1.85 kilometres long.

There will be up to 27 stations along the line, including one interchange station. According to the Gurugram Metro DPR (detailed project report), the metro route will include the following stations: HUDA City Centre, Sector 45, Cyber Park, District Shopping Centre, Sector 47, Subhash Chowk, Sector 48, Sector 72A, Hero Honda Chowk, Udyog Vihar Phase 6, Sector 10, Sector 37, Basai Village, Sector 9, Sector 7, Sector 4, Sector 5, Ashok Vihar, Sector 3, Bajghera Road, Palam Vihar Extension, Gurugram currently has only 17 km of metro line – the 5.3 km Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro and the 11.7 km Rapid Metro. Since 2017, when the second stretch of the Rapid Metro on Golf Course Road (6.8km) opened to commuters, no metro service has been expanded here. Rapid Metro was built privately and is presently operated by the government under DMRC. The previous corridor to be built was the Delhi Metro’s Yellow Line up to Huda City Centre in 2010.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had stated that work on three additional Metro lines in Gurugram could begin this fiscal year. The entire Gurugram metro line would be elevated, stretching 28.5 km from Huda City Centre to Old Gurgaon and Cyber City. The construction of the new Gurgaon metro line is expected to be helpful in the resolution of connectivity concerns within the city. Gurgaon currently has few inter-city commute options and possibilities. It is also expected to contribute to Old Gurugram’s general economic development. Finally, it is predicted to positively impact the area’s socioeconomic development, particularly in the ancient Gurugram community.


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