The Delhi Metro‘s Phase-3 may be connected with the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, according to a report. The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has asked the DMRC to prepare a revised DPR (Detailed Project Report) for metro route between Noida Electronic City and Mohan Nagar metro station, it said.
- The GDA has sought that one of the stations on the metro route should be integrated with a station on the RRTS (Regional Rapid Transit System) corridor near Sahibabad, TOI reported.
- Sahibabad will be one of the elevated stations on the inaugural corridor of the RRTS project between Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut.
- For the two networks to be integrated, the GDA has asked for them to be built closer to each other so that a skywalk can be created for the linking, it said.
- The revised report is expected to be submitted within a month.
- The idea of integrating the Vasundhara Sector-2 metro station, on the Phase-3 corridor with the proposed RRTS station at Sahibabad was discussed and the GDA wishes to connect the two for the seamless access of both services, the report said.
- This integration would also mean that both the nodal agencies, namely, the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), which is implementing the RRTS corridor, and the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) will have to make changes to their existing plans.
- The distance between the Sahibabad RRTS station and Vasundhara Sector-2 is around 1.6 km and it would not be possible to construct a skywalk of that length to connect the two stations, as per the present outline.
- So, NCRTC and DMRC will have to shift their stations, respectively, closer to each other so that the distance between the two comes down to around 300-350 metres.
Delhi Metro celebrates its 25th foundation day
Date : May 4, 2019
New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Friday celebrated its 25th Foundation Day with Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu as the chief guest. The Vice President congratulated Delhi Metro for entering the 25th year and lauded the commendable efforts of DMRC in providing world class services.
- The event was held at Manekshaw Centre.
- DMRC chief Mangu Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Chairman, DMRC Durga Shanker Mishra, and Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev were also present on the occasion.
- The Vice President expressed concern that Indian cities have been witnessing an “undesirable shift” from use of public transport to private vehicles and urged all stakeholders to work towards promoting multi-modal transportation system to reverse the trend.
- He also asked Delhi Metro to focus on boosting last-mile connectivity for passengers.
- The vice-president urged all stakeholders in the transport sector to work towards promoting use of public transport.
- Naidu said,”Our cities need to increasingly focus on introducing multi-modal transit systems. Public transport should take precedence over personalised motor transport and every stakeholder should work in that direction.”
- He cited examples of countries such as the Netherlands which has promoted public transport and facilitated use of cycles and other green modes of transport to ease pedestrians.
- Currently about 657 km of metro network are spread across various cities in the country out of which 410 km have been made operational in the last 5 years, Mishra in his address said.
- He said,”About 802 km of network is under various stages of construction across the country.”
- DMRC was registered on this day in 1995 and its first corridor measuring 8.4 km was opened in 2002.
- Delhi Metro’s current span is 373 km and 271 stations, including the Noida-Greater Noida Aqua Line, and its average daily ridership is about 30 lakh.
- Naidu praised Delhi Metro saying it is a pioneer in metro network expansion in the country and a “symbol of the progress the country has made in the last few years”.
- He also gave away awards to various DMRC employees.
- On the Delhi Meerut Rapid Rail Transit System, he said, the distance of 82 km would be covered in 49 minutes spanning 16 stations.
- Mishra said,”The work on it is underway. And, we are doing planning exercise for two other RRTS as well, Delhi-Panipat and Delhi-Alwar, and DPRs for these two projects are being made. We will very soon begin work.”
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