GHAZIABAD (Metro Rail News): Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, the Managing Director of NCRTC, conducted an inspection of the construction progress in the section extending from Duhai to Meerut South Station, which is ahead of the Priority Section on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Corridor. During this visit, Mr. Singh assessed the ongoing construction activities, including track laying, overhead electrical (OHE) installation, and electrical infrastructure, at all the stations and the viaduct within the section.
The distance between Duhai and Meerut South Station spans approximately 25 kilometers, and construction of the viaduct for this segment has been successfully completed. Within this section, there is a total of 50 kilometers of both up and down lines, with over half of the tracks already laid, as stated by the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC).
The NCRTC has announced that the priority section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor under the RAPIDX project is now prepared for operations, and train services on this section are expected to commence in the near future.
The NCRTC aims to open the entire 82-kilometer-long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor to the general public by the year 2025. However, before achieving this milestone, the corporation intends to inaugurate a 17-kilometer-long “priority section” that stretches from Sahibabad to Duhai Depot. Once this corridor is fully operational, it is anticipated to significantly reduce the travel time between the national capital and Meerut to less than one hour.