Shri Pradeep Kumar, Member (Infrastructure), Railway board visits NCRTC

Member (Infrastructure), Railway Board, Shri Pradeep Kumar has visited NCRTC corporate office on 30th October, 2020. NCRTC Team briefed him about India’s first RRTS project and elaborated how advance technologies like CDE, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Primavera, SPEED (an in-house IT project monitoring tool), Drones etc are being leveraged for efficient implementation of the project.

  • Member (Infrastructure) took a keen interest in the adoption of ETCS Level-2 Signalling system in RRTS project. 
  • Shri Kumar also appreciated the pace at which civil construction is underway for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor and the thrust NCRTC is putting on leveraging IT tools for project execution.
  • A key feature of the RRTS is interoperability of all its priority corridors which facilitates seamless commuter movement across the corridors without the hassle of changing the train.

  • The trains will be operated with ETCS Level 2 signalling system, which is being used in India for the first time.
  • ETCS Level -2 signalling system will not only facilitate interoperability but will also ensure train movement at quick frequencies, thus reducing the waiting time for passengers.
  • The RRTS rolling stock will be first of its kind in India with a design speed of 180 kmph.
  • The high-speed aerodynamic Trainsets will be self-propelled on electric traction.

Recent Progress:

NCRTC on Monday signed an agreement with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for transfer of land on temporary basis for the construction of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor. This agreement will help in further pacing up the ongoing construction activities and deliver this commuter-centric project in time. 

  • 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.
  • 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

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