Transport Facilities in Gurgaon
[su_tabs vertical=”yes”][su_tab title=”Getting to Gurgaon”] By Air: Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport is just across the border of Gurgaon. It is 15 kilometres from the city centre which is a 20-45 minutes car drive (depending on the traffic as per time of the day) well connected to the airport by the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway also known as NH-8.
By Delhi Metro (DMRC): The northeastern part of Gurgaon is served by the Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro, which runs from Huda City Centre to NH-8’s IFFCO Chowk crossing along Mehrauli Gurgaon (MG) Road over the border towards Qutub Minar, Saket and straight to Connaught Place. Travel time to Connaught Place (Rajiv Chowk Metro Station) from HUDA City Centre is about 45 minutes, with ticket priced at Rs. 25 one way.
By Buses: Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and Haryana Roadways buses runs down National Highway (NH) 8 in Delhi. Buses to Gurgaon can be best boarded at Dhaula Kuan (on the Ring Road). There is also a small dedicated Gurgaon-bound bus terminal at Karol Bagh near the unmissable 100-foot Hanuman statue, a five-minute walk west of Jhandewala Metro station or a short cycle rickshaw ride (Rs.10) from Karol Bagh metro station. Buses cost Rs.22 one-way. Haryana Roadways and other Private bus operators run from Sarai Kale Khan to Gurgaon Bus Stand through the day. There is also a frequent DTC bus service between Gurgaon Bus Stand to Badarpur Border via Mehrauli and Khanpur. There are several DTC & Chartered Buses (run by private operators) that ply on the Connaught Place to MG Road routes, however, the Delhi Metro is a preferred choice here.
By Train: Gurgaon Railway station is located at Railway Road, Kheri, Ashok Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana at an Elevation of 217 m and falls under the NR/Northern Railway Zone. It is one of the oldest Railway Stations situated on the Delhi – Rewari – Jaipur Railway line route and offers computerised railway bookings as well.
By Road: National Highway 8, now an eight-lane expressway, connects Delhi to Gurgaon and Jaipur. Travel time is under 30 minutes in optimal conditions, but is regularly jammed during peak hours. The expressway is managed by concessionaire DS, is a part of the Golden Quadrilateral connecting Delhi with Mumbai, is one of the most important and highest density corridor between NCR and the Millennium city, Gurgaon.
Starting from the bus stop “IIT Gate” south of the IIT flyover of the Outer Ring Road in Delhi you can get all day and night (because of 24h service for call centres) jeeps and cars with yellow plates carrying you for Rs.25-30 to places like the Bristol hotel or the IFFCO chowk. Sitting in these cabs at peak times means to use the normal back bench of a car with 3 to 4 other people and without AC, but at off times you travel in the comfort of a taxi without paying more than Rs.30! You can also opt for various Radio Taxi Operators who ply regularly to and from Gurgaon. Care should be taken to book in advance since these services can get severely delayed late in the night. Their tariffs vary as well. Haryana Roadways also offers a “Volvo” service to locations like IGIA, Delhi Domestic Airport, Chandigarh, Kalka, Agra, Panchkula, Dehradun, Haridwar and back. The bookings for the same can be made only at least 5 hours in advance from the time of departure. You can book the tickets for to and fro trips from here.[/su_tab]
[su_tab title=”Travelling within Gurgaon” vertical=”yes”] Transport facilities in Gurgaon are still nascent and unorganised and hence do not go well with the image of the Millennium City. Having said that, it must be pointed out that they are today better than ever before. While Administration supported City Buses ply on all major routes, they are insufficient for the needs of the populace. The bus stops are present merely as a namesake. These intracity buses however are a cheap mode of transport in getting around in Gurgaon. So how does one get about?
By Delhi Metro: Delhi Metro has 5 stations in Gurgaon. Starting from Delhi-Haryana border the first station is Guru Dronacharya > Sikandarpur > MG Road > IFFCO Chowk > HUDA City Centre which allow the residents to access major touch points in Gurgaon quite easily. Coming Soon “Rapid Metro”: The Rapid Metro Rail Project (Privately funded by DLF) when operational will be a 6.1 Km long high speed rail route connecting Sikanderpur Delhi Metro Station on Delhi Metro Line 2 (Yellow Line) with the DLF Cyber City in Gurgaon. The line is expected to open soon and is in its final testing stages. The service will have six stations at DLF Phase II, Belvedere Tower, DLF Phase III, Gateway Tower and Mall of India (the construction of this mall is currently stalled). The project will serve as a feeder to the Delhi Metro Central Secretariat-Gurgaon yellow line.
City Bus Services: City Bus Service has a regular bus service throughout Gurgaon connecting various sectors. Click here for the schedule from Haryana Roadways. Click here for current applicable fares. If you wish to read more about Haryana Roadways, Gurgaon, please click here.
Auto rickshaws: There are two kinds – Shared and Hired. Shared auto rickshaws are quite rudimentary though their prices are fixed. Then there are hired green and yellow autorickshaws which charge you Rs. 50 for first 3 Kms and Rs 8 for each subsequent kilometre. Pink autorickshaws are available for hire by ladies only and have similar charges. Most of for hire autorickshaws have their numbers painted at the back which you can save and use for booking on the phone. A lot of private players have also entered this segment so this space should see a lot of organisation in the coming days.
Cycle Rickshaws: Cycle Rickshaws demand Rs.20 per head for a distance of 1.5-2 km. This helps when you don’t want to walk and would like to still get there fast enough.
Non-Motorised Transport (NMT): This is the latest buzzword in Gurgaon when it comes to eco-friendly transport options. Gurgaon is still unfriendly when it comes to non-motorised transport, however, efforts are being made to create areas that are friendly for walkers and cyclists. Rent a cycle service is being planned at all Metro stations in Gurgaon and twenty-five more shelters will come up subsequently at various other locations later, including the upcoming Rapid Metro stations, malls, hospitals, important roads and roundabouts. The service will start from HUDA City Centre metro station and a commuter will be able to hire cycles at these shelters against fixed charges and on submission of an legal identity proof. While the first two hours will cost Rs.10, the subsequent hours will cost Rs.5 extra for each hour.[/su_tab] [/su_tabs]