RRTS update: Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, MD, NCRTC reviews ongoing works on Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor

Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director, NCRTC, on 3rd October, 2020 reviewed the on-going works on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor along with the Directors and other senior NCRTC officials. Shri Singh visited critical locations including four casting yards, station sites, and stretches where launching gantries are erected for the launching of spans of the viaduct. 

  • He appreciated the measures taken for mitigating pollution from construction work and directed officials to follow all related prescribed guidelines in letter & spirit.
  • Shri Singh also asked project managers/contractors to set the priorities right, focus on critical areas, plan meticulous execution of work parallelly to expedite the construction work while ensuring the highest standard of quality. 
  • He also took stock of the steps being taken to ensure the health and safety of the workers in wake of Covid-19.

Recent Progress:

Recently, the Board of Directors (Board) of the New Development Bank (NDB) approved a loan of USD 500 million for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Project. 

  • The loan would be used by Government of India for on-lending to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) for construction of a rapid rail corridor connecting the National Capital Territory of Delhi with the cities of Ghaziabad and Meerut located in the State of Uttar Pradesh. 
  • 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. 
  • The Project will develop an efficient and sustainable regional transport system and reduce congestion in Delhi, by offering people the alternative of settling in surrounding cities and being able to commute to Delhi through a fast, reliable, safe and comfortable public transport system.

Source: NCRTC-Press Release