Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS to have one of the most advanced signalling and train control system

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NCRTC will pioneer the use of the most-advanced signalling and the train control system in India’s first RRTS. The adoption of the modern European Train Control System Level 2 (ETCS L2) signalling over the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) communication backbone with the adoption of state of art Hybrid Level 3, will make RRTS to have one of the most advanced signalling and train control systems of the world.

  • M/S Alstom India has been awarded the mandate for the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Signalling & Train Control, Telecommunication & PSD Systems for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor. 
  • This mandate conforms to the guidelines of Make in India, including fulfilling the specific requirement of local content in various components, as specified by the Government of India.
  • Adoption of this signalling technology adds to the distinction of RRTS, as the first the technologically advanced rail network in India to be operational with a design speed of 180 km/hr.
  • This also strengthens NCRTC’s endeavour to leverage cutting-edge technology to enhance operational efficiency and hassle-free safe travel experience for commuters.
  • A salient feature of the RRTS is its interoperability that will facilitate seamless commuter movement across corridors, without the hassle of changing the trains. 
  • The ETCS signalling system will be a key enabler to ensuring interoperability and train movement at quick frequencies, thereby reducing the waiting time for passengers. 
  • This system will also be the world’s first to deploy the combination of the latest ETCS Standard, the latest Digital Interlocking and Automatic Train Operation (ATO) over Long-Term Evolution (LTE) radio.
  • The platform screen door operation will also be integrated which will provide the utmost level of safety to commuters. 
  • To avoid any possibility of accidental fall of passengers on the tracks, all the RRTS stations will have platform screen doors.
  • The platform screen doors (PSDs) will be integrated with the signalling system, ensuring that the train doors and PSDs are synchronised. 
  • The train will start only after both train doors and PSDs are closed, thus ensuring full safety of the commuters.

Recent Achievement:

Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) construction gains further momentum in Delhi. Recently, foundation work for the RRTS viaduct near Dharamshila Marg, New Ashok Nagar in Delhi has started. 

  • In this 4.3 km elevated section of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, there will be the construction of a viaduct from Sarai Kale Khan RRTS Station to New Ashok Nagar Down ramp, including Jangpura entry ramp to the stabling yard, Jangpura. 
  • Two elevated RRTS stations, namely Sarai Kale Khan & New Ashok Nagar, will also be constructed, including a bridge over the Yamuna River.
  • NCRTC has geared up construction activities on India’s first Regional Rail between Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut.
  • Superstructures are now visible on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor.
  • The RRTS will have a total length of 82.15 km (68.03 km elevated and 14.12 km underground) with 25 stations.
  • It will have a design speed of 180 km per hour, maximum operating speed of 160 km per hour and high-frequency operations, which will reduce the journey time from Delhi to Meerut to 60 minutes. 

Source: NCRTC-Press Release

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