Seven out of Eight RRTS stations of Ghaziabad to make pedestrians friendly

Eight RRTS stations in the area are currently in advanced phases of construction before the 82-kilometer-long project gets commissioned in March 2025

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RRTS stations of Ghaziabad to make pedestrians friendly
RRTS stations of Ghaziabad to make pedestrians friendly

GHAZIABAD (Metro Rail News): The Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project passing through Ghaziabad will have a footbridge facility for passengers as well as regular pedestrians at seven out of the eight stations in the district.

Eight RRTS stations in the area are currently in advanced phases of construction before the 82-kilometer-long project gets commissioned in March 2025.

A high-speed train network with a planned speed of 180 kilometers per hour (kmph) will connect the three cities of Delhi, Ghaziabad, and Meerut as part of the project, which is estimated to cost Rs.30,274 crore. As a part of the project, a 17-km section in Ghaziabad with five RRTS stations is being planned as a “priority section” and will be the first RRTS section in the nation to be operational in 2023.

“Ghaziabad has eight stations including the one at Duhai depot which is not located on any major road and is at a considerable distance from the Delhi-Meerut Road. Of the eight stations, seven elevated stations are getting developed with entry/exit points on both sides so that the stations are accessible to passengers from either side of the road,” said Puneet Vats, chief public relations officer, National Capital region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), the agency that has undertaken the RRTS project.

“The entry/exits at seven stations in Ghaziabad are getting designed on both sides of the roads. This will help passengers to cross over busy roads such as the Link Road and the Delhi-Meerut Road. These entry/exits will be accessible not just for RRTS passengers but also for pedestrians who can use them to cross major roads without entering the paid area of the RRTS stations. We have incorporated a pedestrian-friendly feature and it will help in the safe movement of pedestrians and also help in crowd management at stations,” Vats added.

Sahibabad, Ghaziabad City, Guladhar, Duhai, Duhai Depot, Modinagar (north), and Modinagar (south) are the eight stations in Ghaziabad.

According to NCRTC officials, the RRTS project will carry a ridership of 800,000 passengers daily once fully operational.

 

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