The NCR Transport Company (NCRTC), accountable for the 82-km-long Regional Speedy Transit System (RRTS) project, introduced that civil building work for the project is almost completed and is predicted to conclude within the coming days, officers conscious of the event mentioned. They famous completion in Meerut and indicated that solely 2% of the work stays for the Anand Vihar to Vaishali part in Ghaziabad.
The project, spanning 82 km, will hyperlink Delhi, Ghaziabad, and Meerut. Primarily elevated for 70 km, the RRTS hall additionally includes a 12 km underground part close to Anand Vihar in Delhi (5.5 km from New Ashok Nagar to Sahibabad in Ghaziabad, with a station at Anand Vihar) and 6 kilometres in Meerut, with stations at Bhainsali, Meerut (central), and Begum Pul.
Puneet Vats, chief PRO of NCRTC, mentioned, “The underground civil building of tunnelling work for the RRTS project is prone to conclude inside every week. The pending work solely lies within the Anand Vihar to Vaishali part. Consequently, the tunnelling progress stands at roughly 98%. As soon as tunnelling is full, we’ll proceed with observe laying, sign set up, and overhead tools setup.”
Every underground tunnel constructed for the RRTS project spans 6.5 metres in width, surpassing the standard Metro programs’ width of 5.8 metres. NCRTC officers mentioned wider tunnels had been designed to accommodate the bigger RapidX trains and their design pace of 180kmph.
Officers mentioned that cross-passages have been integrated each 250 metres inside the tunnels, aiming to facilitate upkeep and passenger evacuation throughout emergencies.
NCRTC has already accomplished the nation’s first RRTS part of 17 km in Ghaziabad, extending from Sahibabad to Duhai Depot, encompassing 5 stations and awaiting inauguration.
Upon opening the precedence part for passengers, operations will progress from Duhai in direction of Meerut within the subsequent section, adopted by Delhi, officers mentioned. They added that the ultimate implementation will contain the metro module in Meerut.
Vats additional added, “Observe laying on the elevated hall is continuing quickly. Round 50% of observe laying is full from Duhai to Meerut (south). A lot of the viaduct can be completed, with solely roughly 15 km pending throughout totally different areas in Delhi and Meerut.”
The RRTS project, with an estimated value of ₹30,274 crore, is slated to begin operations in March 2025. The route, spanning 82 km, encompasses 25 stations, with three in Delhi, eight in Ghaziabad, and the remaining in Meerut.