NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor is expected to have 3 major multimodal transportation hubs between Delhi-Ghaziabad. It is the country’s first RRTS corridor. The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) who is executing the RRTS project in the national capital region (NCR) has formed a plan to combine the semi-high speed corridors with some other public transportation hubs like Indian Railways stations, bus terminals along with Delhi Metro stations. An NCRTC official told that 3 multimodal transport hubs have been planned at Delhi Anand Vihar at Shaheed Sthal and at Sahibabad in Ghaziabad.
NCRTC intends to offer seamless, hassle-free interchange convenience among other modes of transport by these transport hubs that include districts encircling from the states of UP, Haryana and Rajasthan. The 82-kilometre long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor would decrease the travel time for the passengers among Delhi-Meerut to just 55 minutes. The major line of the corridor is the 17 km long Sahibabad-Duhai section that has been targeted to be operational by 2023. Multimodal transportation hubs would reduce the dependency on private vehicles and help in reducing pollution.
Multimodal transport hubs Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS
- An underground integration hub has been designed with the Anand Vihar railway station. Here, combination with the inter-state bus terminal Anand Vihar & Kaushambi and 2 nearby metros are also being planned. The connectivity would be given by foot over bridges and escalators.
- At the Shaheed Sthal station, a major commercial place at the Hindon Motel has been designed, adjacent to the metro station corridor. The station would have 4 entry & exit gates. 2 entry & exit gates have been designed towards the Delhi-Meerut road and 1 has been designed towards the GT road. Other gates would provide direct connectivity with the New Bus Adda metro station by a foot over bridge.
- At the Sahibabad station, 2 levels have been planned to be built, 1 level for the concourse and other is for the platform. At the concourse level, ticketing and other passenger-friendly conveniences would be available. The station would be combined with the UP state road transport co. bus depot and the Sahibabad metro station that has been submitted under the Vaishali Metro expansion project. This station would have 3 entry & exit gates. 1 entry & exit point would be at the bus depot where the point would have connectivity for the commuters coming from the Sahibabad railway station along with the Sahibabad site IV industrial area. The 3rd entry & exit point would have to join with the proposed Vaishali-Mohan Nagar metro expansion. This point would have a pedestrian-friendly foot over bridge and skywalk convenience.