CMRS approves 17 km section of Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor for commercial operations

Anushka Khare Posted on: 2023-06-28 06:00:00 Viewer: 2,278 Comments: 0 Country: India City: New Delhi

CMRS approves 17 km section of Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor for commercial operations

New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The commissioner for metro rail safety (CMRS) has approved the operation of RAPIDX service on the 17 kilometres priority section of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTA) corridor, said NCRTC on 27th June 2023.

With these approvals, Priority Section of RRTS has become first railway system in the country which is being opened for operations in its entire length at maximum operational speed of 160 kmph.

Over the course of last one year, more than one Independent Safety Assessors have rigorously examined the processes deployed by NCRTC for implementing this state-of-the-art, world-class, new-age transit infrastructure project. Thus, the system has been thoroughly scrutinized and only after the clearances it has received approvals from Ministry of Railways and CMRS.

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is ready to start the commercial operations of RAPIDX services within four years of start of the construction work in June 2019. Even the serious impact of COVID-19 couldn’t affect the resolve of team NCRTC in achieving this target. Team NCRTC has also made rapid progress on the balance of the project and is determined to commission the full corridor along with Metro services in Meerut within the scheduled timeline of June 2025.

During this journey of project implementation, team NCRTC worked with innumerable stakeholders and received invaluable support from Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance, Department of Telecom, State Govt. of UP, Haryana, Rajasthan and GNCTD, Asian Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, New Development Bank and officials of Ghaziabad and Meerut districts.

The general consultants, construction partners, and consultants who worked with team NCRTC have also played a critical role for the successful implementation of the project. With this important milestone, NCRTC is ready formally to enter Operations & Maintenance phase.

The 17-km priority section of 82.15 km Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor will connect Ghaziabad to Duhai depot with five stations.

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