Lucknow, Oct 5 (TNA) Western UP is all set to get India’s fastest public transport facility in the form of Regional Rapid Transit System connecting Ghaziabad, Muradnagar, Modi Nagar and Meerut with Delhi. While visiting the pavilion of RRTS at the 'New Urban India Conclave - Transforming Urban Landscape', Prime Minister witnessed the progress of the construction work on the RRTS corridor in the Western UP region.
Many world-class latest technologies are being used in the construction of NCRTC country's first RRTS corridor. Apart from this, the dream of 'Make in India' is also being realized in the construction of the entire corridor, which is being showcased in the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Azadi@75', which will be held from today till October 7.
NCRTC is developing India’s first 82 km long RRTS corridor from Meerut to Delhi and bring down travel time to less than 60 minutes that consume 3-4 hours presently. With a design speed of 180 Kmph and an average speed of 100 Kmph, RRTS is aimed at bringing people and places closer in the National Capital Region (NCR). People living in Western Uttar Pradesh will get its benefit and approximately 8 lakh commuters will be able to travel daily.
Due to its construction, people from Meerut and Ghaziabad as well as large areas of Western UP will have easy access to better education, healthcare facilities and economic opportunities. About 68 km stretch of Rapid Rail is in Uttar Pradesh, in which 60.57 km is elevated and 8 km is underground. In Meerut, from Meerut South to Modipuram, there are 13 stations in the 21 km long stretch on which the world-class transit service of Meerut Metro will be available to the local residents.
Out of a total 13 stations in Meerut, 3 are underground and the remaining 10 stations are elevated. Meerut's elevated station has Meerut South, Partapur, Rithani, Shatabdi Nagar, Brahmapuri followed by MES Colony, Daurali, Meerut North, Modipuram and Modipuram depots. There are 3 underground stations - Bhainsali, Meerut Central and Begumpul, between Brahmapuri and MES Colony.
From Meerut South to Vaishali in Ghaziabad, RRTS corridor has 8 elevated stations in 40 km long stretch approximately. These stations are located at Modi Nagar South, Modi Nagar North, Murad Nagar, Duhai and Duhai Depot, Guldhar, Ghaziabad and Sahibabad.
The RRTS corridor will bring regional nodes of Western UP close to Delhi and offer fast, safe, reliable, comfortable, efficient, seamless and sustainable transport solutions. The most essential is implementing Multi-Modal Integration (MMI). RRTS stations would be integrated with various modes of transport like Airport, Indian Railway Stations, Inter-State Bus Terminus, Delhi Metro Stations, wherever possible. Seamless integration between different modes of transport encourages people to use public transport.
The construction work at all 5 stations in the priority section of 17 km between Sahibabad and Duhai including Ghaziabad, Guldhar and Duhai Depot is in an advanced stage. The priority section is targeted to be commissioned by March 2023 and the full corridor by 2025.
Phase-I of RRTS consists of three priority corridors; Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Corridor, Delhi-Gurugram-Alwar Corridor and Delhi-Panipat Corridor. Interoperability between the priority 3 RRTS corridors of Phase 1 at Sarai Kale Khan station will facilitate seamless movement of passengers across the corridor without the hassle of changing trains. RRTS will create a large network of networks that will bring various socio-economic & environmental benefits to the region.