Gurgaon Rapid Metro|Phase-II expected to be completed by March 2016

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Gurgaon: The construction for the Rapid Metro Phase-II is expected to be over by March next year.

The Phase-II will add seven kilometres of double track stretching south of Sikanderpur station along Golf Course Road, with six new stations.

It was disclosed by Rapid Metro Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Rajiv Banga, speaking to the media persons at the launch of the ‘road rage’ campaign to promote responsible driving and road safety. “The construction for Phase-II is on schedule. We expect it to be over by March next year. We are also in the process of procuring rolling stock for the Phase-II line. It is expected to reach Gurgaon by this month end,” said Mr. Banga.

Mr. Banga said that the ridership of the Rapid Metro had gone up by 25 per cent over the past four-five months and saw another increase of 25 per cent on August 7 and August 10 due to traffic snarls on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway. Disclosing the plans to further increase the ridership, Mr. Banga said an approval was being sought for the construction of a foot overbridge connecting Udyog Vihar Phase-IV to IndusInd Bank Cyber City metro station. “We expect to get the necessary approvals in a month’s time. After approvals, it may take another 5-6 months for the construction. So we expect the proposed foot over-bridge to be ready by March-April next year. It will have escalators on both sides and cater to 50,000-60,000 working population in Udyog Vihar. We expect it to add to the ridership of the Rapid Metro,” said Mr. Banga.

In a reply to a question on plans for Phase-III of the Rapid Metro, Mr. Banga said that they were waiting for Haryana Government to finalise the alignment for metro connectivity between Dwarka and Gurgaon. Replying to a question on frequent jams on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, Gurgaon Police Commissioner Navdeep Virk, who was present on the occasion, said that the infrastructure was not adequate to handle the rush.

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  1. there are now 5 stations and not six so correct your figures it shows lack on your part for not updating the information correctly

    • While the Rapid Metro is coming up well, there is no clarity about the location and parking lots for cars/two wheelers at the Phase 2 stations.
      Hope the situation does not get messed up as it is on certain metro stations on MG Road Gurgaon?
      Hope auto rickshaws will not clog the service lanes at these stations.

      • That takes completion to first qtr of 2018 since
        May be that. takes another 20 months so we expect final clear cut not fake but rea complete completion by first quarter of 2018.

  2. Phase 2 will take another 20 months so please take this news with a rock of salt——- expected completion by mid 2017.

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