, March 31, 2017: Adding to the landscape of the Millennium City, Rapid Metro Gurgaon today announced the start of commercial operations of its South Extension (Phase -2) connecting commuters from Golf Course Road in Gurgaon to the existing Rapid Metro system and further to Delhi Metro network from interchange station at Sikanderpur.
Rapid Metro Phase II (South Extension), will not only address the transportation needs of those who have their offices located on the Golf Course Road, South Gurgaon but large residential societies in the area as well.
Rapid Metro Gurgaon – South Extension will be open to commuters from 6:05 am till 12:36 (midnight). Seven fully automated trains with a frequency of four minutes during peak hours will be running between Sikanderpur & Sector 55-56 station. En route, it will cover Phase 1 & Sector 54 Chowk stations initially. The remaining stations at Sector 42-43 & Sector 53-54 stations, as well as the parking facilities are yet to open till further announcement.
The promotional fare for Rapid Metro- South Extension will be flat INR 20 (Sikanderpur – Sector 55-56). And INR 35 for the people who will commute between Sector 53-54, Sector 54 Chowk & Sector 55-56 to Vodafone Belvedere Towers, IndusInd Cyber city station, Micromax Moulsari station and Phase 3 stations and vice versa.
Starting the commercial operation of South Extension, Rapid Metro Gurgaon, Rajiv Banga, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IL & FS said, “We are proud to announce the launch of commercial services of South Extension. The extension of Rapid Metro network is our endeavor to provide world class, safe and convenient mode of commute to the residents of the Millennium City. With increasing traffic and pollution levels, use of mass transit system is the need of the hour and with the commencement of Rapid Metro’s South Extension, our commuters can look forward to continued convenient services and better infrastructure.”
The entire loop of Rapid Metro Gurgaon with the advent of South Extension is now 11.7 kms with 12 trains and 11 stations connecting two dense catchments of Gurgaon-Cyber City and Golf Course Road.
Connectivity from the stations:
- Phase 1: Connects to DLF phase -1, Galleria market
- Sector 42-43: Provides connectivity to DLF Phase 5, Vyapar Kendra/ SuperMart, Paras Hospital
- Sector 53-54: Gives access to Genpact, South Point Mall, Parsavnath Exotica
- Sector 54 Chowk: A boon for residents of Suncity, Jalvayu Vihar, Vatika Tower, AIT University. The main elevated depot will also be at this station.
- Sector 55-56: Located near Double Tree by Hilton, Sector 58 & 61, Sushant Lok – II. Boon for residents of Sector 55 -56 and near Golf Course road extension.