RRTS Update: Installation of platform screen doors starts in priority section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor

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The work of installation of the Platform Screen Doors (PSDs) at RRTS stations on Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor has been started. It started from Guldhar RRTS station of the priority section. In this process, various parts of platform screen doors such as automatic sliding doors, fixed door panels, platform end gates, emergency escape doors, and fixed screens are being installed on the platform.

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  • NCRTC has given utmost importance to the safety of passengers since inception. The installation of platform screen doors is another such step in this direction. Platform screen doors will be integrated with RRTS train doors and ETCS Level-2 signalling system, resulting in train doors opening and closing simultaneously with platform screen doors. For the safety of the passengers, the train will run only when the doors of the train and platform screen doors are closed.
  • NCRTC is implementing Hybrid Level 3 technology of European Train Control System (ETCS Level-2), for operation of RRTS trains which is one of the most advanced signalling and train control systems in the world. Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio based signalling system will be the first of its kind facilitating the latest digital interlocking with automatic train operations (ATO). This will enable higher frequency of the train services, better headway and more throughput.

  • The platform screen doors will act as a barrier between the train and the tracks for the safety of the passengers, thereby ensuring better crowd management at the stations as well as avoiding any untoward incident such as passengers falling on the tracks. This will not only help in preventing unforeseen incidents but will also reduce the risk of accidents.
  • The process of installing platform screen doors for the remaining stations of the priority section has also started. It will pick up pace with the completion of the roof sheds of the stations. The work of installation of Platform Screen Doors on RRTS corridor is being done by M/s Alstom.
  • The trains that will run on the RRTS corridor will primarily consist of 6 coaches, comprising 5 standard and one premium class coach. Each standard class coach will have 3 doors on one side and the premium class coach will have 2 doors. Accordingly, there will be a total of 17 doors on the entire train. Based on this, total of 17 platform screen doors will be installed in each platform of the RRTS stations.
  • NCRTC is also taking various other measures to ensure the safety and comfort of the passengers. Separate coaches for women, CCTV monitoring at stations and trains, pre-determined space for wheelchairs and stretchers in the trains besides larger lifts to move stretchers at stations are some of the important measures.
  • RRTS was conceptualized to facilitate safe, reliable and fast travel in the National Capital Region and NCRTC is taking all possible measures to ensure the same. Some of the important reasons behind the implementation of this project are to decongest the national capital, reduce vehicular traffic and air pollution, and ensure balanced regional development.
  • NCRTC is using state-of-the-art technologies to ensure safe and timely completion of works while minimizing inconvenience to the commuters, business owners and residents of the region.

About Delhi-Meerut RRTS Corridor:

  • The Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor is approximately 82 km long corridor with 25 stations, which will cover the distance from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to Modipuram in Meerut in about 60 minutes (Currently, it takes around 3 hours to commute from Delhi to Meerut).
  • The total project completion cost of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is about INR 30274 Crore. RRTS is a rail based high-speed transit system with a design speed of 180 kmph and an average speed of 100 kmph.
  • Once operational, it will be the fastest, most comfortable and safest mode of commuter transport in NCR.

About NCRTC:

  • National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is a Joint Venture of Government of India and State Governments of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh and is mandated for designing, developing, implementing, financing, operating and maintaining Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) projects in the National Capital Region (NCR) to provide comfortable and fast transit to NCR towns and meet the high growth in transport demand.

Source: NCRTC-Press Release | Image Credit: NCRTC

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