NCRTC floats tender to install travelators at Sarai Kale Khan RRTS station

The NCRTC between Delhi and Meerut is implementing India's first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).

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NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has decided to install travelators on a walkway connecting the Sarai Kale Khan RRTS station with the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station. The Sarai Kale Khan RRTS station will include amenities similar to an airport.

The NCRTC between Delhi and Meerut is implementing India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).

A senior official said Sarai Kale Khan is one of the major stations on the 82-km-long corridor.
The 280-meter-long foot overbridge will have six travelators installed. In addition, the NCRTC has floated bids enabling seamless multi-modal integration between Sarai Kale Khan and Hazrat Nizamuddin stations.

The official of the NCRTC, which has put up a stall at the 15th Urban Mobility India Conference & Expo, said that travelators are usually installed for a distance of 500 metres or more where the commuters have to walk for a longer distance.

“Though the distance between Sarai Kale Khan RRTS station and Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station is around 300 metres, the passengers travelling to and from Hazrat Nizamuddin station are likely to travel with baggage. “Hence, a travelator was considered important along with the foot overbridge. It will allow passengers to interchange trains without exiting the stations,” the official told PTI.

According to him, it will benefit commuters carrying heavy bags to and from Hazrat Nizamuddin station and the elderly, children, women, persons with special needs, and those travelling in groups.

Airports typically have travelators or moving walkways designed for passengers’ convenience.

“It creates overcrowding and hinders the movement of traffic and a jam-like condition arises almost daily around the public transport hub. Pedestrians and commuters have to struggle with overcrowding and haywire traffic,” the NCRTC official said.

The 82-km Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS is expected to be fully operational by 2025. Its 17-km Duhai-Sahibabad portion in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, is anticipated to be functional at the beginning of 2023.

The Sarai Kale Khan RRTS station is strategically planned and has multi-modal integration at its heart. It is near the Delhi Metro Station, the Hazrat Nizamuddin station of Indian Railways, and the Vir Haqiqat Rai Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT).

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