GHAZIABAD (Metro Rail News): The NCR transport corporation (NCRTC) is making significant progress with the construction of the 17-km priority section of the RRTS corridor, with trial runs already underway. The corporation expects to complete the project by the end of March, which is three months ahead of the official deadline set for June. The 17-km priority section extends from Sahibabad to Duhai and forms part of the 82-km RRTS network, connecting Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut, with a total cost of Rs 30,274 crore.
The six trainsets stationed at the Duhai depot are being tested, with advanced-stage signal testing being conducted manually. The corporation is set to announce the fare module for the RRTS, which is expected to be higher than the estimated Rs 2 per kilometre as per the detailed project report (DPR). The NCRTC is implementing a cutting-edge automatic fare collection (AFC) system for RRTS, including the introduction of the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) for ticketing options.