The country’s first rapid rail is expected to start next month. The construction of the 82 km long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) corridor is in full swing. The first rapid rail will run on the 17 km long section between Sahibabad and Duhai.
RRTS stations are being built in such a way that passengers can take other means of transport without leaving the station. Four stations of the Delhi-Meerut route are being connected to all the nearby metro stations. In such a situation, passengers will be able to go to the nearest metro station without coming out of RRTS stations.
Apart from Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor, Delhi-Gurgaon-SNB-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat RRTS corridors will also be built. Some stations of these corridors will also be connected with metro stations. Four stations of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor namely Sarai Kale Khan, New Ashok Nagar, Anand Vihar and Ghaziabad will be connected to the nearest Delhi Metro stations.
These 4 stations will be connected
Sarai Kale Khan RRTS station will be connected with Pink Line Metro Station and New Ashok Nagar RRTS Station will be connected with Blue Line of Delhi Metro. The RRTS station at Anand Vihar will be connected to both the Pink and Blue Metro lines. Ghaziabad Rapid Rail Station will be connected to the Red Line of Delhi Metro.
This will be beneficial
Passengers will be greatly benefited by the connection of RRTS stations and metro stations. Blue Metro will be available at New Ashok Nagar RRTS station only. With this it will be easy to reach Delhi and Noida. Blue and Pink lines will be available in Anand Vihar. With this, South Delhi and AIIMS can be reached easily. Passengers will also be able to catch the Blue Line from here. Passengers will also be benefited by connecting with the metro station near Sarai Kale Khan.
Rapid rail may run next month
Construction of 82 km long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is in full swing. In the first phase of this corridor, the rapid rail between Sahibabad and Duhai is expected to be operational by April, 2023. This project is expected to be completed in 2025. Similarly, the 198 km Delhi-Gurugram-SNB-Alwar corridor of the RTS will be constructed in three phases. Starting in the northwest direction from Delhi, the 103-km-long Delhi-Panipat RRTS corridor with 17 stations will connect the capital with cities like Murthal, Gannaur, Samalkha and Panipat in Haryana.