RMGL is a rapid transit system that has been constructed for the Indian city of Gurgaon that links to the Delhi Metro. Phase 1 of the project is a network of 5.1 km that connects Cyber City, NH-8, and Sikanderpur Station. Phase 2 will consist of a network of 7 km that will connect Sector 55–56 to the Delhi Metro at Sikanderpur. The Metro will be India’s first privately owned and financed metro, and we designed the lighting for five stations, besides designing custom light fixtures for this project. The lighting solution for this project was designed to provide a pleasant commuting experience. Besides providing the required and appropriate light levels, the lighting system were also used to provide information on the arrival and departure of trains, by using an uplighting system for the train ceiling that was activate sequentially by the arrival and departure of the train. Seeing the color of the ceiling, the commuter coming up to the platform is already aware of the train arrival status.
The light fixture for the platform was designed by AWA to provide an unconventional pendant lighting response for train platforms that was 900mm in diameter and located at 3.6m on center. This fixture houses the normal and emergency lighting, speakers, uplights for the ceiling and the security cameras. The fixture was engineered and designed such that there are very limited horizontal surface for the birds to sit, and for dust to settle.