New metro line opens in Gurgaon, India


By Kevin Smith

Services commenced on a new 6.1km, six-station metro line in Gurgaon, India, on November 14, which links Gurgaon Cyber City, which is located 30km south of central Delhi, with Delhi metro Line 2 at Sikandepur.

1The line, which forms a loop north of Sikandepur serving businesses and facilities in Gurgaon Cyber City, is India’s first public-private partnership (PPP) metro project. It was built at a cost of Rs 11bn ($US 178.6m) by a consortium of ITNL ENSO Rail Systems, IL&FS Transportation Networks and property developer DLF.

Ticketing is integrated with Delhi’s existing metro network and services are being operated by Rapid Metro Gurgaon. The line is expected to carry 30,000 passengers per day, operating between 06:05 and 00.20, with 2-minute headways at peak times. More info