Uttar Pradesh government has released Rs 100 crore to National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS project. The amount is part of Rs 900 crore which the UP government had allocated to the project in its state budget 2020-21 in February.
The centre in union budget also allocated Rs 2,487 crore for all its RRTS projects including Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS project which is currently being undertaken on priority basis. “The project cost of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS project has been pegged at Rs 30,724 crore out of which Rs 6500 crore has to be borne by UP Government, which allocated Rs 900 crore for the project, of which Rs 100 crore has been released” said an official from NCRTC.
“The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS project being country’s first rapid rail project which is being executed by NCRTC from Sarai Kale Khan to Meerut has received major impetus which have been plagued by pandemic and subsequent lockdown” added the official.
On work progress front the NCRTC on Monday (13th July 2020) launched the first precast segment between Guldhar and Duhai. Launching Girder which is also known as launching gantry is assembled on piers (pillars) through various stages on temporary supports (which are later on removed before segment lifting).
This is the first of 12 segments that has been launched on the 17 Km long priority section from Sahibabad to Duhai for which the NCRTC has set March 2023 deadline.
“Launching of girders under the prevailing circumstances marks the important phase of the work and soon super structure will be visible on the RRTS alignment and we are hopeful that by March 2023 we will open up 17 Km priority section between Sahibabad to Duhai” said the official.
“There will be 12 segments that would be launched and connected to create RRTS viaduct and it will take around 6 days to join and complete this span following which launcher will be moved towards Ghaziabad side from present location” said the official. At present the segments are being casted at NCRTS’s Vasundhara casting yard where the work has picked pace after the lockdown.