Sudarshan 8.2, the Tunnelling Boring Machine, boring the sixth tunnel from Bhainsali to Begumpul, started the retrieval process at a depth of 14 metres from the retrieving shaft built at Begumpul. This marks the successful conclusion of the tunnelling process in Meerut.
- The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS project has achieved a significant milestone with the completion of tunnelling in Meerut’s underground section. Sudarshan 8.2, the Tunnelling Boring Machine, boring the sixth tunnel from Bhainsali to Begumpul, started the retrieval process from the retrieving shaft built at Begumpul on 25th July 2023.
- The underground section in Meerut comprises three stations, namely Meerut Central, Bhainsali, and Begumpul, connecting the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor.
- It is with the dedication and perseverance of the NCRTC team that this remarkable feat of completing the tunnelling of all three sets of parallel tunnels of the entire underground section in Meerut spanning approximately 5.5 km has been achieved within only 15 months.
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.
- 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 | Images Credit: NCRTC