NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The high-speed Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor will see trains that are designed to move at 180kmph. The tracks required to support such high-speed train movement will not only be state of the art but also indigenous.
The corridor, which will go via Ghaziabad, Duhai and Modi Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, will be India’s first RRTS facility. “The 82km corridor will connect Meerut to Delhi in less than an hour and civil construction has been going at a rapid pace,” said a spokesperson of National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC).
“RRTS will mark many firsts in terms of technology in the country. It will have unique ballastless tracks suitable for the high-speed design of 180kmph. The ballastless-track technology is currently not available in the country,” he said.
NCRTC said a track slab factory was being constructed in the Shatabdi Nagar casting yard in Meerut and would be completed in six months. “It will start production to meet the target of operationalising the 17km priority section between Sahibabad and Duhai by 2023 and the full corridor by 2025,” according to a news report.
The construction of all four stations in the priority section — Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar and Duhai — and that of the Duhai depot are on. “The formation of viaduct has gained momentum with six launching gantries working round the clock and another two will be made operational soon,” he said, adding that all system and sub-system contracts were being implemented.