The NCRTC has begun pre-construction work on the 17-km long section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor. Tender has also been floated for ‘Detailed Design Construction’ (DDC) for three major stations Sarai Kale Khan, New Ashok Nagar, and Anand Vihar ISBT.
- Currently, the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) — implementing agency has started work on the Ghaziabad portions.
- The preliminary work such as survey, pile, utility work such as utility diversion of electrical lines, water pipeline, and sewer line has been started for parts of the Phase-1 corridor of the RRTS Corridor.
- The construction work is in full swing at the 17-km long priority section between Duhai and Sahibabad of the corridor.
- While the priority section is expected to become operational by March 2023, the full corridor is scheduled to open in 2025.
- An official said that these 3 stations are the most important stations as these will interconnect all three RRTS corridors — Delhi Meerut, Delhi Gurugram Panipat- Sonipat, and Delhi-Alwar.
- Of these 3 stations, New Ashok Nagar and Sarai Kale Khan will be elevated and Anand Vihar ISBT will be underground.
- Also, these stations will be developed as Multi-Modal Integration (MMI) which will connect ISBT Sarai Kale Khan, Hazrat Nizamuddin Station, Delhi Metro and Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), rocity, Uttar Pradesh State Transport Corporation (UPSTC) through skywalks, escalators, underpasses, and pathways.
- Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor will be the first RRTS to be implemented in India.