RRTS Update: Anand Vihar RRTS station of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor will be only one level below ground for commuter’s convenience

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The upcoming Anand Vihar RRTS station of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor will have the distinction of being the only RRTS station to be constructed only one level below the ground level.

More details:

  • This unique station design will ensure seamless and easy movement of passengers from one mode of transport to another.
  • A typical underground commuter station of urban transport is constructed two levels below the ground making it sufficiently deep. Anand Vihar RRTS station will be constructed only 8m deep, which will make the station not only an engineering marvel but a one of its kind.
  • In the preliminary detailed project report, the station was planned to be constructed 15 meters below the ground. However, in doing so, the existing foundation of Metro infrastructure was coming in the way of the construction of the RRTS corridor. Therefore, Anand Vihar RRTS station was redesigned as an 8-meter-deep station and concourse level has been shifted to ground level.
  • After the redesigning, the station is now being constructed just below the basement of the existing metro station of Anand Vihar. This is a very complex task from the point of view of construction and civil engineering, but committed to passenger convenience, NCRTC is making it possible by using new technologies, strategic planning, and innovative methods.
  • This new design of the station will also be beneficial for the elderly, children, handicapped and those passengers who are traveling with luggage. They wouldn’t have to walk or climb much to catch the RRTS trains.
  • Being close to existing transport infrastructure, the new commuter centric station design of Anand Vihar RRTS station will ensure that commuters don’t have to step out on roads and are able to seamlessly move from one mode of transport to another. Such a seamless integration will provide safe, comfortable and hassle-free travel experience to the commuters and will also cut down their travel time.
  • This station is being constructed by top-down method, i.e., the ground level will be constructed first and will move to the underground level. Four tunnels are being constructed for the corridor for to and fro movement on both the sides of the station with the help of (Sudarshan) Tunnel Boring Machine.
  • The Anand Vihar RRTS station will be 297 meters long and 35 meters wide. For passenger convenience, 3 lifts (1 to access the platform and 2 to connect to the metro), 5 escalators (3 to access the platform and 2 to connect to the metro), and 2 entry/exit gates will be provided at this station. One entrance will be towards Chaudhary Charan Singh Marg and the other will be towards Anand Vihar Railway Station.
  • It has been the constant endeavour of NCRTC to ensure maximum convenience of the passengers in the implementation of RRTS project. For smooth and uninterrupted travel of passengers, all RRTS stations are designed to be connected to the already existing modes of public transport wherever possible and to be made as close to them as possible.

Proximity to and Connectivity to other modes of transport:

  • Metro (Blue and Pink Line)- 50 meters away
  • Swami Vivekananda (Anand Vihar) Interstate Bus Stand (ISBT)- 150 meters away
  • Inter-State Bus Terminal (Delhi Road Transport Corporation (DTC))- at a distance of 150 meters
  • Inter-State Bus Stand at Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation- at a distance of 100 meters
  • Anand Vihar Railway Station- 200 meters away
  • At present, a Foot Over Bridge (FOB) is in place to connect the Metro Complex to Chaudhary Charan Singh Marg. The facility of lift, stairs and escalator will be provided to connect the RRTS station with it.

Source: NCRTC -Press Release

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