NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) plans to install platform screen doors (PDS) at all upcoming stations of rapid rail transit corridors so that suicides and other incidents prevented.
The NCRTC is executing agency of the Rail Rapid Transit System (RRTS) would facilitate safe boarding and deboarding from the train which will have an operational speed of 160 kmph.
The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is executing three proposed RRTS corridors – Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut, Delhi-Gurugram-Alwar and Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat.
“In recent times, we have seen untoward incidents like commuters on railway track by accident, trespassing on track and suicide cases.
“The installation of PDS at all RRTS stations will increase safety measures,” Said Mr. Sudhir Sharma, Chief Public Relation officer, NCRTC.
He said the PSDs would act as a barrier between the platform and the tracks besides helping in better crowd management at the stations.
According to the NCRTC, installation of PDS will also enable trains to arrive and leave the station at greater speed besides reducing the time it takes to pick up and drop passengers.
NCRTC said that the RRTS trains will be three times faster than the Delhi Metro trains in terms of operational speed
Commuters will be able to travel on the country”s first rail rapid transit corridor in over three years from now as its 17-km-long Duhai-Sahibabad section in Uttar Pradesh”s Ghaziabad is expected to be operational by early 2023.
The entire Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, spanning 82 km, will be operational by 2025.