NCRTC embarks on massive tree plantation for a sustainable RRTS corridor

In a notable stride towards sustainable development, the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has embarked on an ambitious project to plant over 2.5 Lakh trees stretching from Sahibabad to Shatabdi Nagar in Meerut for the RRTS corridor, this significant initiative aims to create an eco-friendly, green, and attractive environment.

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The NCRTC is planting over 250,000 trees along the RRTS corridor from Sahibabad to Shatabdi Nagar in Meerut to create an eco-friendly, green, and attractive environment. This initiative aims to contribute to a green and sustainable environment, aligning with global environmental protection goals. The plants and saplings are being planted under the corridor, in the median between roads, and at stations and depots.

Towards Sustainable Development:

  • Half of these saplings are being planted in the median under the viaduct along the 48 km RRTS corridor from Sahibabad to Shatabdi Nagar in Meerut where more than 95 percent of the tree plantation works have been completed. The remaining half of the saplings have been planted in the RRTS Depot in Duhai.

  • Plants planted in the median below the viaduct from Duhai to Shatabdi Nagar include Bougainvillea, Tecoma, Plumeria Alba, Allamanda, Mansoa, Jasmine, and Madhumalati. Known for their beautiful flowers, these plants will make the area along the RRTS corridor green and visually appealing. The colourful flowers will enhance the beauty and attractiveness of the entire area.

  • At the RRTS Depot in Duhai, about 70-75 types of plants have been planted, including Ficus compacta, Juniperus chinensis, Ficus panda ball, Triangular palm, Silver Yucca, Plumeria (Champa), Kentia palm, Terminalia metallica, Golden bamboo, and Dracaena. Other species include Victoria, Spider Lily, Lantana depressa, Neem, Gulmohar, Altamash, Kachnar, Ashoka, Kadam, Shisham, Silver Oak, Teak, Kaner, Tecoma, and Bougainvillea.
  • Designated teams have been deployed to care for and water these plants regularly. By planting these species under the corridor, the area now features attractive greenery, contributing to a pollution-free environment.

The section from Duhai (EPE) to Shatabdi Nagar includes a total of seven stations: Muradnagar, Modinagar South, Modi Nagar North, Meerut South, Partapur, Rithani, and Shatabdi Nagar. Namo Bharat train operations have begun between Muradnagar and Modi Nagar North, with rapid progress being made on the construction of the stations beyond this stretch. Additionally, construction work on the corridor from Shatabdi Nagar to Modipuram is advancing swiftly, and tree planting will commence once this section is ready.

NCRTC Prioritise Sustainable Development:

  • From the conception to the implementation of the project, NCRTC has consistently adopted environmentally friendly practices.
  • From the pre-design stage, the organisation has prioritised low carbon emissions at each construction phase.

  • This commitment to sustainable development is evident through various initiatives, including the use of fly ash bricks, effective disposal of construction and demolition waste, creation of well-ventilated and comfortable building interiors, energy-efficient design, implementation of rainwater harvesting systems, and extensive use of solar energy.
  • These measures reflect NCRTC’s dedication to promoting a green and sustainable environment.

Source: NCRTC – Press Release | Images Credit: NCRTC

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