NCRTC to Soon Begin Trial Runs on the 25 km stretch of the RRTS Corridor 

Tracklaying work has already been completed on the 24.5 Kilometers of the RRTS connecting Ghaziabad’s Duhai Depot to Meerut (south).

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DELHI (Metro Rail News): National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is about to begin the trial runs on the 25 km of the Delhi-Meerut-Ghaziabad RRTS Corridor that connects Duhai Depot to Meerut South. 

Trials 

The trials will include a comprehensive testing of trains and other necessary infrastructure, which are expected to commence this month. 

Featured Stations 

The 25 Km stretch entails four major Stations-  Muradnagar, Modinagar (north), Modinagar (south) in Ghaziabad and Meerut (south). Three of the four stations are in the advanced stages of completion, while the Meerut (south) station, a comparatively big station, is under construction. Efforts are underway to complete the infrastructure by the end of March 2024. 

Connectivity 

The 25 km long stretch covers cities like Muradnagar, Modinagar and Meerut. This will facilitate easy and convenient transportation for the people of these cities. It will connect many commuters, including students and office goers. 

Prospective RRTS 

With the commissioning of the 25 km long stretch between Ghaziabad’s Duhai Depot & Meerut (south), the total functional length of RRTS will go to 42 Kilometers. It will activate the RRTS stretch from Sahibabad in Ghaziabad to Meerut (south) in Meerut.

Public Response   

The active stretch of RRTS between Sahibabad in Ghaziabad to Duhai Depot has already acquired a ridership of 5,000-10,000 commuters. It is expected to rise as the 42 km long stretch of the RRTS will get commissioned. 

Future Developments 

Once the 25 km-long stretch of the RRTS gets commissioned, the NCRTC plans to shift its focus on the RRTS link connecting Sahibabad with Delhi and further on Meerut to Modipuram with a local metro module in Meerut.   

RRTS

The Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) is a significant and fast train system being built to connect places near Delhi. It will be 82.15 kilometres long, linking Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to Ghaziabad and Meerut. They are currently building the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut part, costing about Rs 30,000 crore.

The first part of this train system, called Namo Bharat, was opened by Prime Minister Modi on October 20th. It covers 17 kilometres and has five stations: Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai, and Duhai Depot. The Namo Bharat trains can go as fast as 180 km/h, and tickets cost between Rs 20 and Rs 50 for regular seats and Rs 50 to Rs 100 for better seats.

This fast train project also includes other routes connecting Delhi to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, Alwar in Rajasthan, and Panipat in Haryana.


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