DELHI (Metro Rail News): Delhi Metro, Indian Railways stations to be linked with Rapid rail corridors. At various multimodal transport hubs in Delhi India’s first regional rapid transit system (RRTS) will be integrated with other modes of local transport systems.
Apart from several other towns in the national capital region (NCR) the three proposed corridors in phase-1 of RRTS will be integrated with as many as eight Delhi Metro stations, three inter-state bus terminals (ISBTs) as well as two Indian Railways stations in the national capital.
The multi-modal integration will be provided through elevators, walkways, escalators as well as underpasses, depending on the location, to ensure that commuters get seamless transit options, says Sudhir Kumar Sharma, Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO). He adds, the three proposed RRTS corridors, namely Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut, Delhi-Gurugram-Alwar, and Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat will converge at Sarai Kale Khan, which will have an RRTS station, Delhi Metro station and an Indian Railway station at Hazrat Nizamuddin. The Hazrat Nizamuddin station will be a few meters away.
Besides this, the other integration points of the three RRTS corridors are as follows:
- The Delhi Metro Blue Line stations New Ashok Nagar as well as Anand Vihar in the capital will be connected with the 82-km Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor.
- The Delhi Metro Yellow Line station of Jorbagh, Delhi Metro Magenta Line station of Munirka as well as Delhi Metro Airport Express Line station of Aerocity will be connected with the 164-km Delhi-Gurugram-Alwar RRTS corridor.
- The Delhi Metro Blue Line station of Indraprastha as well as Delhi Metro Red Line station of Kashmere Gate will be connected with 103-km Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat RRTS corridor.
According to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), which is the implementing organisation of the RRTS project once the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor will get operational, it will reduce the travel time between Delhi and Meerut to just 55 minutes.
The detailed project report of Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat RRTS corridor is being revised and further, more Indian Railways stations, ISBTs, and Delhi Metro stations may be added to the list of integrations with RRTS stations, according to NCRTC.