NCRTC recently organised a Community Interaction Program (CIP) at Brahmpuri Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Such programs are conducted consistently by NCRTC to engage with the local citizens residing/working within the influence zone of the RRTS alignment.
- The objective of such programs is to keep the citizens informed about on-going and upcoming developments in the project construction, and long-term benefits of the high-speed RRTS especially related to its significance in reduction of pollution, congestion etc.
- Features like multi-modal integration at RRTS stations with other modes of transport are also explained in detail in the CIP.
- This first CIP in Meerut had received an overwhelming participation of people from all walks of life from Bramhpuri and nearby areas like Jawahar Nagar, Dev Puri, Subhash Bazaar, Sriram Market etc. in Meerut.
- It was appreciated by the participants that RRTS is India’s first regional rail and that implementation of such a huge infrastructure project would not be possible without the whole-hearted support of the people of NCR who will be the beneficiary of this high-speed high-frequency system.
- The participants were inquisitive about steps being taken to minimise disturbance in their day-to-day life due to such large-scale construction.
- They were appreciative that NCRTC is conscious of possible difficulties and proactively deployed Traffic Marshalls to make their life easy.
- Participants expressed their happiness for giving a platform for such interactions, where they can share feedback and have much clarity on various apprehensions related to the project.
- Few attendees even acknowledged the priority given to safety in the on-going RRTS construction i.e. being done within the barricaded zones and various steps being taken to mitigate pollution during the RRTS construction, especially extensive use of smog guns to contain the spread of dust.
- NCRTC assured all the participants that such time-to-time engagements will continue to take their valuable suggestions and keep them aware of the project progress.
- 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.
- Also , work for the RRTS viaduct near Dharamshila Marg, New Ashok Nagar in Delhi has already been 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.
- 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