Construction work on the 17-km long prioritised section between Sahibabad and Duhai of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is in full swing. While this part of the corridor will become operational by March 2023, the commercial operations on the entire Delhi-Meerut corridor will commence by 2025.
India’s first mega transit hub
- The Sarai Kale Khan RRTS station will be the country’s first mega transit hub as 3 RRTS (Regional Rapid Transit System) corridors will converge at it, an official said.
- Besides this, the station will also be integrated with the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station, the Delhi Metro’s Sarai Kale Khan station and the Sarai Kale Khan ISBT, the official said.
- The NCRTC (National Capital Region Transport Corporation) plans to converge the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut, Delhi-Gurugram-SNB-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat RRTS corridors at the station.
- These will make the Sarai Kale Khan RRTS station India’s first mega transit hub.
- The NCRTC will develop several multi-modal integrations along the high-speed corridors, as per a plan.
- The NCRTC is the implementing agency of the RRTS corridors.
- The RRTS trains will have a design speed of 180 kmph, while the operational speed will be 160 kmph.
- The average speed will be of 100 kmph.
- Trains will be available every 5 to 10 minutes.
- The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor will have 22 stations and two depot-cum-stations at Duhai and Modipuram.
- The distance will be covered in around 55 minutes.