DELHI (Metro Rail News): As part of India’s first RRTS, the National Capital Regional Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has recently completed the foundation of 100th pile on the 17-kilometers long priority section from Sahibabad to Duhai of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor.
According to NCRTC, the priority segment of Sahibabad to Duhai has been targeted for completion by the year 2023. The first semi-high speed transit corridor of the regional rapid transit system (RRTS) is the 82-km long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor which will reduce the travel time between Delhi and Meerut to just 55 minutes. NCRTC is the organization which is implementing the RRTS project in the national capital region (NCR).
According to information shared by NCRTC, the execution and construction of the Delhi Meerut RRTS’s priority section are in full swing. The RRTS project aims to completely transform the regional transportation system of NCR.
The Sahibabad-Duhai section of the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor will have four stations namely, Guldhar, Duhai, Ghaziabad and Sahibabad, besides a depot which will come up in Duhai.
By the year 2025, the entire Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor has been targeted for completion. The RRTS trains will run with an operational speed of 160 kmph and will be three times more efficient than the Delhi Metro trains. Apart from the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut, the other two RRTS corridors in Phase-1 are Delhi-Gurugram-Alwar and Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat.