NCRTC to install CCTV cameras in rapid rail for passengers safety

The CCTVs will be regularly monitored with the help of three control and command centres. The CCTV coverage will be widespread for the surveillance of all public access areas at stations and even on overbridges connecting adjacent roads.

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Delhi Meerut RRTS Train
Delhi Meerut RRTS Train/ Representational Image

NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project’s whole 82-kilometre line would be covered by a robust network of around 2,000 CCTV cameras, by the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), placing a priority on the safety aspects of travel, especially for women, children, and senior citizens.

When the RRTS project is completed in March 2025, it will connect the three cities of Delhi, Ghaziabad, and Meerut with a high-speed train network that can accommodate up to 800,000 people daily. The project’s anticipated cost is Rs 30,274 crore.

“The CCTVs will be regularly monitored with the help of three control and command centres. The CCTV coverage will be widespread for the surveillance of all public access areas at stations and even on overbridges connecting adjacent roads. The internal security of the stations will be manned by a security agency. With these features, we are sure that passengers can safely use the RRTS trains even at late night,” said Puneet Vats, NCRTC’s chief public relations officer.

The three command and control centres are being constructed in Jangpura, Meerut, Duhai, and Ghaziabad, respectively. As it will also serve the 17-km “priority segment” in Ghaziabad, which will be operational in March 2023, the one in Duhai is already at an advanced level.

The first RRTS length throughout the nation would start at the priority section in Ghaziabad. There will be five stations along the route, located in Sahibabad, Ghaziabad City, Duhai, Guldhar, and Duhai Depot.

One of the six coaches on the RRTS trains will be reserved for female passengers. At the same time, other ordinary coaches will also include reserved seats for women, senior citizens, and people with disabilities.

According to NCRTC authorities, coaches will also include emergency stop buttons that can be used in case of an emergency or if a passenger needs assistance immediately.

“Further, we are also deliberating to ensure that station-use time gets reduced for passengers. This will be done with the help of reducing time in different processes so that passengers are able to access the trains fast and also make faster exit from stations. A team has been deployed to chalk out a detailed plan,” Vats added.

The majority of RRTS stations will have three to four floors, and NCRTC is also providing the installation of lifts and escalators, which would help in providing better accessibility. 

22 of the 25 stations along the 82 km long RRTS route will be under the control of the state of Uttar Pradesh.

In addition to 10 trains with three coaches each that will function as a local transit module in Meerut, the NCRTC has proposed 30 trains with six coaches each. The average speed of the train is 100 kilometres per hour (kmph), with a design speed of 180 kmph.

 

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