Anand Vihar RRTS station to be constructed 1-level below ground 

This new design of the station will also be beneficial for the elderly, children, the handicapped and those passengers who are travelling with luggage.

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NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Anand Vihar RRTS station which is being built on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is going to be the first-ever RRTS station being constructed only one level below the ground. This step has been taken to provide seamless and easy movement of passengers from one mode of transport to another.

A typical underground station of urban transport is being constructed two levels below the ground making it sufficiently deep. Anand Vihar RRTS station will be constructed only 8m deep, which will make the station not only an engineering marvel but a one of its kind.

In the preliminary detailed project report, the station was planned to be constructed 15 metres below the ground. However, in doing so, the existing foundation of Metro infrastructure was impeding the way of the construction of the RRTS corridor. Therefore, the Anand Vihar RRTS station was redesigned as an 8-metre-deep station and the concourse level has been shifted to ground level.

After the redesigning, the station is now being constructed just below the basement of the existing metro station of Anand Vihar. This is a very complex task from the point of view of construction and civil engineering but committed to passenger convenience, NCRTC is making it possible by using new technologies, strategic planning, and innovative methods.

This new design of the station will also be beneficial for the elderly, children, the handicapped and those passengers who are travelling with luggage. They wouldn’t have to walk or climb much to catch the RRTS trains.

Being close to existing transport infrastructure, the new commuter-centric station design of Anand Vihar RRTS station will ensure that commuters don’t have to step out on roads and are able to seamlessly move from one mode of transport to another. Such a seamless integration will provide a safe, comfortable and hassle-free travel experience to the commuters and will also cut down their travel time.

This station is being constructed by the top-down method, which is that the ground level will be constructed first and will move to the underground level. Four tunnels are being constructed for the corridor for to and fro movement on both sides of the station with the help of the Tunnel Boring Machine.

The Anand Vihar RRTS station will be 297 meters long and 35 meters wide. For passenger convenience, three lifts (one to access the platform and two to connect to the metro), five escalators (three to access the platform and two to connect to the metro), and two entry/exit gates will be provided at this station.

One entrance will be towards Chaudhary Charan Singh Marg and the other will be towards Anand Vihar Railway Station.

It has been the constant endeavour of NCRTC to ensure maximum convenience of the passengers in the implementation of the RRTS project. For smooth and uninterrupted travel of passengers, all RRTS stations are designed to be connected to the already existing modes of public transport wherever possible and to be made as close to them as possible.

At present, a Foot Over Bridge (FOB) is in place to connect the Metro Complex to Chaudhary Charan Singh Marg. The facility of lift, stairs and escalator will be provided to connect the RRTS station with it.

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