GHAZIABAD (Metro Rail News): Government of Uttar Pradesh has released Rs 100 crore to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project.
This amount is part of the Rs 900 crore package which govt has allocated in its state budget 2020-21 in February. The Centre had allocated Rs Rs 2,487 crore for all RRTS projects in the union budget, including the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS project that is currently being undertaken on a priority basis.“The project cost has been pegged at Rs 30,724 crore, of which Rs 6,500 crore has to be borne by the state government,” said an NCRTC official.
“The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS — the country’s first rapid rail project — is being executed by the NCRTC from Sarai Kale Khan to Meerut,” added the official.
Currently, the NCRTC launched the first precast segment between Guldhar and Duhai on Monday. This is the first out of 12 segments that have been launched on the 17-km-long priority section from Sahibabad to Duhai, the NCRTC has set March, 2023 as the deadline for priority corridor.
“Launching of girders under the prevailing circumstances marks an important phase of work. Soon, a superstructure will be visible on the RRTS alignment, and we are hopeful that by March 2023, we will open up the priority section between Sahibabad and Duhai,” said the official.
“The 12 segments that would be launched and connected to create the RRTS viaduct. It will take around six days to join and complete the span, following which the launcher will be moved towards Ghaziabad side from the present location,” said the official.