GHAZIABAD (Metro Rail News): A section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor, from Sahibabad to Duhai, is likely to get started from March 2023. The efforts are being made by The National Capital Regional Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is working on a plan to achieve the target. The deadline for the entire project corridor Sarai Kale Khan to Meerut is March 2024.
Uttar Pradesh chief secretary is likely to conduct a meeting with all stakeholders, including the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) and Meerut Development Authority (MDA) on April 29 to discuss the project said an official.
“There are three levels of monitoring or coordination committees that have been constituted to ensure that work on the proposed RRTS corridor happens without any impediment
“This is to ensure that all problems coming in the way of the corridor are addressed and solved without delays. The government wants the first RRTS train operation on the 17km route between Sahibabad and Duhai to start by March 2023. The deadline (for the entire stretch) is 2024,” the official added.
The pre-construction work on the 17km long stretch like road widening, tree cutting, geotechnical investigation, detailed designing and appointing consultant for station design is started. Civil work on the stretch will be taken up in two phases and the contract will be awarded soon, said the official.
“NCRTC needs land near Hindon Motel through which the proposed corridor will pass,” A GDA official said.
“We have apprised the Meerut divisional commissioner of the NCRTC’s request. Apart from that, a request for 8.5 acres near the elevated road at Vasundhara has been made by the NCRTC, which it plans to use for casting yard. It is being looked into,” said VN Singh, the chief engineer, GDA.
The 82 km Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to Modipuram in Meerut, will have four stations in Ghaziabad — Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar and Duhai. The cost of the entire corridor has been pegged at Rs 3,0724 crore out of which, the UP government’s share will be Rs 6,500 crore. Once completed, trains with an average speed of 100kmph will cover the 82km distance in 55 minutes