India’s first RRTS corridor is taking shape at a rapid pace


With many latest world-class technologies deployed in the construction of the country’s NCRTC country’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Corridor, Western UP is poised to secure India’s fastest public transport facility by connecting Ghaziabad, Muradnagar, Modi Nagar and Meerut with Delhi.

In an effort to expedite the completion of the project, NCRTC Director General Vinay Kumar Singh, along with other senior officers, inspected the ongoing construction of the RRTS Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor – between Delhi and Duhai.

Given the criticality of the operationalization of the Duhai depot to implement the priority section, Singh examined in detail the various works in progress at the depot site, including the administrative building, and included the mobilization schedule. system subcontractors.

It took note of the work in progress to install the electric masts, the track laying activities, etc. and said he was satisfied with the pace of work, while ensuring quality and safety protocols.

The five stations of the priority section are now taking shape. While inspecting the work in progress at Guldhar, Ghaziabad and Sahibabad stations, he interacted with engineers, contractors and workers to understand their challenges.

In the Delhi section, he gave an update on the progress of the works at Anand Vihar and appreciated the maintenance of the cleanliness of the sites. He also visited the manufacturing segments of the casting yard for the underground section of the corridor.

Expressing his satisfaction with the progress of the work, Singh urged everyone to adhere to the protocols established at the sites and to take all possible measures to minimize inconvenience to the public during the development of this first infrastructure project. of the kind.

He was informed of the various dust mitigation measures taken on the sites and appreciated the efforts made to control pollution. Singh urged teams to step up measures further, as deemed appropriate given the air quality situation in the region.

India’s first 82 km RRTS corridor between Meerut and Delhi and cuts travel time to less than 60 minutes, compared to the current 3-4 hours it takes to cover the distance. With a rated speed of 180 km / h and an average speed of 100 km / h, the RRTS aims to bring people and places together in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Residents of western Uttar Pradesh will benefit immensely from this rail corridor. About 8 lakh commuters will be able to travel daily.

Residents of Meerut and Ghaziabad as well as large areas of western UP will have easy access to better education, health facilities and economic opportunities. About 68 km of Rapid Rail section is in Uttar Pradesh, of which 60.57 km is elevated and 8 km underground

In Meerut, from Meerut Sud to Modipuram, there are 13 stations on a 21 km stretch on which the world-class public transport service of the Meerut Metro will be available to local residents.

Out of a total of 13 stations at Meerut, 3 are underground and the remaining 10 stations are elevated. The Meerut elevated station includes the Meerut South, Partapur, Rithani, Shatabdi Nagar, Brahmapuri depots, followed by the MES Colony, Daurali, Meerut North, Modipuram and Modipuram depots.

There are 3 metro stations – Bhainsali, Meerut Central and Begumpul, between Brahmapuri and MES Colony.

Apart from this, the dream of “Make-in-India” is also being realized in the construction of the entire corridor, 100% of the trains for RRTS are manufactured in Savli, Gujarat. The trainsets were designed at the Global Engineering and Technology Center, Hyderabad. The train propulsion system is also under development in the country.

The NCRTC indigenized ballastless track technology used in the RRTS corridor, for the first time in the country, suitable for a high design speed of 180 km / h. NCRTC selected the best track technology for RRTS and gained the ability to design ballast-free tracks for future RRTS corridors and other rail systems in India.

Screening doors (PSD) were first developed in the country by the NCRTC. From now on, its design and construction will be done in the country itself. DSPs have become an important component of modern transport infrastructure.

These act as a safety barrier between the platform / train / track and commuters, in addition to helping better crowd management at stations. PSDs will be installed in each RRTS station due to the high speed of the trains and will handle the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the train. In addition, it will help save significant energy consumption in underground stations.


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