The Nationwide Capital Area Transport Company (NCRTC), company, which is growing the 82km lengthy Regional Fast Transit System (RRTS) mission, mentioned on Saturday that the 25km lengthy stretch from Duhai in Ghaziabad to Meerut (South) will be the second stretch to open for passenger operations, with sources including that the stretch will likely be ready in the next six months.
The NCRTC has already developed a 17km precedence part in Ghaziabad, from Sahibabad and Duhai Depot, however it’s but to be inaugurated.
“The work on the RRTS mission is progressing quick and beneath the second section, we’re focussing on Duhai to Meerut (South) corridor. It will be the second stretch to open for passenger operations,” mentioned Puneet Vats, chief public relations officer, NCRTC.
The 25km stretch from Duhai to Meerut (South) has stations at Muradnagar, Modinagar (South) and Modinagar (North) in Ghaziabad whereas the Meerut (South) station will be beneath jurisdiction of Meerut district.
The RRTS mission is being constructed at a price of ₹30,274 crore to hyperlink the three cities of Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut and is predicted to garner a ridership of about 800,000 passengers every day when the complete 82km corridor opens in March 2025.
General, the 82km RRTS line can have 25 stations with 22 of them beneath the jurisdiction of the state of Uttar Pradesh in Ghaziabad and Meerut.
Sources in the NCRTC mentioned the 25km part from Duhai to Meerut (South) is likely to be accomplished inside the next six months, together with trial runs on the part. Hypothesis is rife that the 17km precedence part and the 25km part to Meerut might be inaugurated collectively earlier than the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The viaduct for the 25km stretch is already full and monitor laying work on greater than half the stretch is already full, mentioned NCRTC officers.
NCRTC managing director Vinay Kumar Singh additionally inspected the progress of labor on the 25km stretch on Friday.
“As soon as the 25km stretch is ready, RapidX trains will function from the Duhai Depot in Ghaziabad. The trains will function from there until the work on one other depot in Modipuram, Meerut, is full. There’s one other depot proposed at Jungpura in Delhi however it should serve solely as a stabling yard for trains and never as a upkeep depot. The work on stations can be progressing quick on the 25km stretch,” Vats mentioned.
Officers mentioned after the work on the 25km stretch is full, focus will shift to the stretch in Delhi and thereafter the ultimate stage in Meerut, the place there’s additionally a provision to run a neighborhood metro module hooked up to the mission.
The mission is elevated for about 70km whereas the remainder is underground in the Delhi-Ghaziabad stretch and in addition in Meerut, mentioned NCRTC.