DELHI (METRO RAIL NEWS): If the plan goes according to Ghaziabad Development authority then the Delhi Metro Phase III will Connect Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor. Absolute connectivity in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) will soon no longer be a dream!
As per the report, GDA has asked Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to prepare a revised detailed project report (DPR) for Delhi Metro Phase III route from Noida Electronic City to Mohan Nagar metro station.
The GDA has sought in the report that one of the stations on the metro route should be integrated with a station on the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor near Sahibabad. Sahibabad will be one of the elevated stations on the inaugural of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut rapid rail transit corridor.
The GDA has asked them to both built station closer to each other so that a skywalk can be created for the linking so that two networks will be integrated.
The report said that the revised project report is expected to be submitted within a month. The idea of integrating the Vasundhara Sector 2 metro station, on the Phase III corridor with the proposed RRTS station at Sahibabad was discussed and the GDA wishes to connect the two for the seamless access of both services.
This integration would also mean that both corporations namely, the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), which is implementing the RRTS corridor, and the DMRC will have to make changes to their existing plans.
According to the present profile, The distance between the Sahibabad RRTS station and Vasundhara Sector 2 is around 1.6 km and it would not be possible to construct a skywalk of that length to connect the two stations. So that the NCRTC and DMRC will have to shift their RRTS station and metro stations, respectively, closer to each other so that the distance between the two comes down to about 300-350 metres,
The RRTS network is a regional transit mass transporting system which will connect the nodes of the national capital region (NCR). The first corridor planned under this, which is the Delhi-Meerut corridor. Once operational, it will reduce travel time between the two cities to just one hour. The other two corridors are Delhi-Gurugram-Alwar and Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat corridors.