NCRTC begins piling work for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor

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New Delhi: The NCRTC (National Capital Region Transport Corporation) recently started the piling work near Duhai for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor.

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The 17-km priority section of the project between Sahibabad and Duhai is targeted for commissioning by March 2023.

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  • The piling work is being done to build foundation of structures for building elevated viaducts, an official said.
  • Recently, NCRTC had awarded the work of construction of viaduct and station in Ghaziabad-Duhai section to APCO–CRFG JV.
  • The official said,”Construction areas will be suitably barricaded to ensure safety of citizens during construction. The construction sequence has been planned carefully to reduce inconvenience to pedestrians and commuters.”
  • He said, marshals will be deployed to ensure smooth traffic flow during construction.

About the RRTS corridor

View of RRTS Station

  • The NCRTC (National Capital Region Transport Corporation) is the implementing agency of the RRTS projects.
  • The estimated 82 km long Delhi-Meerut Corridor would be passing through one of the most densely populated sections of the National Capital Region connecting Delhi to Uttar Pradesh.
  • The RRTS is a first-of-its-kind, rail-based, high-speed regional transit system to be implemented in India.
  • The corridor would be beneficial for the development of the region and help connect the large number of townships and centres of economic activity that are already planned along this corridor.

Rolling Stock-

  • The RRTS trains with operational speed of 160 kmph and an average speed of 100 kmph, will be available at a frequency of every 5-10 minutes.

RRTS Train

  • Once completed, the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor will reduce the travel time between Delhi and Meerut to just 55 minutes, according to NCRTC.
  • The 82 kilometer-stretch will be covered in less than 60 minutes.
  • Once operational, it will be the fastest, most comfortable and safest mode of commuter transport in the National Capital Region (NCR).

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