The foundation work for the 82km high-speed Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor viaduct near Dharamshila Marg in New Ashok Nagar was started recently by National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC).
The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, which originates from Sarai Kale Khan and ends at Modipuram in Meerut, has a total of 24 stations. About 68km of the corridor falls in Uttar Pradesh, while about 14km will come up in Delhi.
NCRTC spokesperson Puneet Vats said, “In this 4.3km elevated section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, a viaduct will be constructed from Sarai Kale Khan station to New Ashok Nagar down ramp, including Jangpura entry ramp and the stabling yard. Apart from the Sarai Kale Khan and New Ashok Nagar elevated stations, a bridge will be constructed over the Yamuna.”
“Similarly, New Ashok Nagar RRTS station will be seamlessly integrated with New Ashok Nagar Metro Station, thereby providing a hassle-free travel experience to commuters. Through such efficient multimodal integration, the public transport systems will complement each other,” said Vats.
“In Delhi, NCRTC is continuing its good practices with regard to safety, environment, etc. Construction areas will be suitably barricaded to ensure the safety of citizens. The construction sequence has been planned carefully to minimise inconvenience to pedestrians, residents and commuters. There will be regular monitoring through CCTV cameras and traffic marshals will be deployed to maintain a smooth flow of traffic. NCRTC is also taking precautionary measures at its construction sites to mitigate dust emissions,” said the NCRTC spokesperson.
The Sarai Kale Khan RRTS station has been planned as a mega transit hub where all the three prioritised corridors viz. Delhi-Meerut, Delhi-Panipat and Delhi-Alwar will converge and be seamlessly integrated with Hazrat Nizamuddin Indian Railways and Delhi Metro stations and Sarai Kale Khan Interstate Bus Terminus.
A 17 km priority section between Sahibabad and Duhai is scheduled to be commissioned by 2023. The full corridor from Delhi to Meerut is expected to start by 2025.