Shri Ashish Kundra, Principal Secretary-cum-Commissioner, Transport Department, GNCTD, along with Ms. Shilpa Shinde, Managing Director, Delhi Transport Corporation, visited Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar stations of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor.
Shri Ashish Kundra, Principal Secretary-cum-Commissioner of Transport Department, GNCTD, along with Ms. Shilpa Shinde, Managing Director of Delhi Transport Corporation,visited Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar stations of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor.
National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) team gave an overview of the initiatives being taken by NCRTC for seamless integration of public transit systems and to enable ease of access for the commuters by way of travelators, escalators, and Foot-Over-Bridges.
- Multi-modal integration has been one of the core principles for NCRTC while implementing the RRTS project. This is also in line with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Gati Shakti National Master Plan.
- Its purpose is to make travel hassle-free and convenient for passengers and to encourage the use of public transport. Seamless integration of public transit modes like RRTS, railways, Metro, Buses, and Airport will create a huge network-of-networks that will provide better ridership and long-term sustainability, required for such highly capital-intensive projects.
Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor:
The Delhi-Ghaziabad-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).
Construction of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) covering a distance of 82.15 kms. (68.03 kms. elevated and 14.12 km. underground) at a total completion cost of Rs. 30,274 crores. RRTS is a rail based high-speed transit system with a design speed of 180 kmph and an average speed of 100 kmph.
The RRTS is a first-of-its-kind, rail-based, high-speed regional transit system to be implemented in India. The project involves integration with other urban transport systems in an efficient and effective manner which is possible only by adopting innovative methods of designing, technology and institutional management.
Once operational, it will be the fastest, most comfortable and safest mode of commuter transport in NCR. Implementation of the RRTS would provide much-needed additional public transport infrastructure to the National Capital Region to address issues of congestion, air-pollution and catalyse balanced and sustainable regional development.
Source: NCRTC- Press Release | Images Credit: NCRTC