NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has made a plan to proposed to implement under the Regional Rapid Transit System project and integrate its high-speed trains, with the other transportation centres like bus stands, railway stations along with Metro stations at 3 significant points that are Anand Vihar in Delhi, Sahibabad and near Shaheed Sthal Metro station in Ghaziabad.
NCRTC plans to offer all the commuters hassle-free interchange to different modes of transport to reach their destinations across the NCR by the multimodal transportation hubs, that includes Delhi and districts near it from the states of Haryana, UP and Rajasthan.
At this Time the NCRTC is building a priority stretch of 17-km from Sahibabad-Duhai in Ghaziabad and out of the ₹30,274-cr, 82-km RRTS route within Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut. The total stretch has about 11.53-km underground section out of which 5.8-km is among New Ashok-Nagar and in Sahibabad. “At Anand Vihar, we have planned an underground integration centre with the railway station at Anand Vihar. Here, the RRTS would also give access to ISBT Anand Vihar and Kaushambi and 2 nearby Metro lines. Connectivity would be given either by escalators or foot overbridges,” declared an NCRTC official.
The official also added that they plan to link the RRTS system with ISBT Kaushambi-dissuade commuters from using the Ring Road through reducing the load on the key surface link. “ We have 2 other interchange points at Sahibabad and New Bus Adda in Ghaziabad apart from Anand Vihar. We have shared our plans with DMRC as our consultant. The multimodal transportation hubs will reduce dependency on private vehicles and will shift commuters to use public transport. This would also help in reducing pollution,” said the chief spokesperson Sudhir Sharma of NCRTC.
NCRTC has planned to establish the RRTS station on 2 levels—concourse and platform-level at Sahibabad, The ticketing and other passengers-centric facilities would be ready at the concourse level.
“The Sahibabad station will offer integration with Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bus depot and Sahibabad Metro station offered under the plan of Vaishali Metro extension. The RRTS station will have 3 entry and exit points. One of the entry and exit points would be at the bus depot where other entry & exit point will provide access to passengers coming from Sahibabad Site IV Industrial Area and Sahibabad railway station. The 3rd points would provide integration with the proposed Metro extension from Vaishali to Mohan Nagar,” the officer stated. The 3rd entry & exit point will also have a pedestrian-friendly skywalk/foot overbridge to grant access to locals from Vasundhara.
The RRTS plans to build another integration hub near Shaheed Sthal Metro station, further towards Meerut. The NCRTC has also planned a major commercial centre at Hindon Motel, adjacent to Shaheed Sthal Metro station, that will house a multi-storeyed commercial complex and the RRTS station. As per the NCRTC, the station would have 4 entry & exit points. There are 3 independent entry & exits of which 2 are planned towards the Delhi-Meerut Road where 1 is towards the GT Road. Another entry & exit would give direct integration with the New Bus Adda Metro station via foot overbridge. “The distance between the 2 stations is approximately 200-m,” the official stated.
Regularly, the detailed RRTS project report says that about eight lakh commuters were supposed to board the RRTS trains for long and short-distance commuting. Earlier, in the last week of Feb, NCRTC officials had met UP govt officials and asked their intervention in linking the electric-bus routes near to the RRTS stations in Ghaziabad Meerut districts.