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

Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, MD, NCRTC, on February 27, 2021 inspected on-going works on the priority section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor along with the Directors and other senior officers of NCRTC. While walking along the alignment between Sahibabad to Duhai Depot Mr. Singh reviewed the critical locations such as station sites at Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar and Duhai and Special Spans. 

  • He interacted with contractors/engineers and emphasized to be focused on quality and safety protocols while ensuring the progress of the works to meet the deadline.
  • He expressed his satisfaction that activities such as fixing of parapet, bearings, construction of median on the road etc. have started. 
  • He emphasized that we should decrease the length of barricades as soon as finishing activities in any stretch are getting completed. 
  • Field engineers assured that very soon they will be able to restore the full road width in various stretches of the priority section.
  • MD appreciated the efforts of field engineers in ensuring safety protocols for the road traffic, deployment of traffic marshals, mannequins, signages, reflective tapes, impact vehicles etc. while executing the works. 
  • He took keen interest in overviewing the steps being taken to contain the spread of dust during construction.
  • As the priority section of the corridor is targeted to be commissioned by 2023, Mr. Singh appreciated the field team for the progress achieved so far. 
  • He advised them to work in cohesion with the stakeholders while taking utmost care of community requirements.

Project Update:

  • NCRTC has geared up construction activities on India’s first Regional Rail between Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut.
  • The RRTS project is progressing as per schedule to meet the commissioning target of March 2023 for the priority section of the corridor. 
  • Superstructures are now visible on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor.

  • 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

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