NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Ghaziabad RRTS station has started taking shape. The station is part of the Priority Section (17 km with 5 stations namely Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Gudhar, Duhai & Duhai Depot) of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Corridor to be commissioned in March 2023. The RRTS alignment coming from Delhi (Sarai Kale Khan) is crossing the Delhi Metro viaduct (Red Line) as well as an existing flyover, just before this station. The platform level of the station is about 24m high, making it highest RRTS station being constructed on the RRTS network, so far. It is an important regional node and will also facilitate integration of future corridors of Phase II RRTS network.
The Ghaziabad RRTS station is being constructed at Meerut Tiraha of Ghaziabad and will be seamlessly integrated with the existing Delhi metro station (Shaheed Sthal New Bus Adda Metro Station), and the Bus Stand of Ghaziabad. Apart from this, there will be three exclusive entry/ exits, of which, two are on the road towards Delhi to Meerut side while the third one is on the other side facilitating easy commuter access. The accessibility will be provided through Foot Over Bridges, with facilities of escalators and lifts for comfortable commuter movement, making it accessible for the elderly and specially-abled. Each platform will be served by 2 escalators, 3 staircases and a lift for commuters’ convenience. All platforms are provided with automatic Platform Screen Doors (PSDs) for safety of passengers. The lifts provided at RRTS stations have the size & capacity to accommodate stretchers as well, immensely beneficial during occasional medical emergencies. There will be 24×7 CCTV monitoring for enhanced security.
The station will be equipped with state-of-the-art modern amenities including passenger information display boards for real-time information and system maps indicating prominent nearby locations. At concourse level, apart from ticket vending machines (TVMs), firefighting system, retail outlets, snack vending machines and facilities like washrooms etc are being provided.
For smooth and systematic vehicular movement in and around station, the traffic integration is being designed to create additional drive-in spaces for all kinds of vehicles. Dedicated pick-up/drop-off zones are also being created to ensure congestion free traffic movement.
In pursuit of its vision to contribute towards a clean and green environment, NCRTC is striving to achieve the highest rating of IGBC certifications for Ghaziabad RRTS station. Solar panels for harnessing green energy will be installed on the station rooftop. Station infrastructure with an aesthetically designed landscape will enhance the overall commuter experience and encourage people to use public transport.