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 kilometers that connects Cyber City, NH-8, and Sikanderpur Station. Phase 2 will consist of a network of 7 kilometers 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 5 stations, in addition to designing custom light fixtures for this project.
The lighting solution for this project was designed to provide a pleasant commuting experience. In addition to providing the required and appropriate light levels, the lighting system was also used to provide information on the arrival and departure of trains, by using an uplighting system for the train ceiling that was activated 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 to provide an unconventional pendant lighting response for train platforms that was 900 millimeters in diameter and located at 3.6 meters on center. This fixture houses the normal and emergency lighting, speakers, and uplights for the ceiling and the security cameras. The fixture was engineered and designed to limit the horizontal surfaces for birds to sit on or for dust to accumulate.