New Delhi (Urban Transport News): The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has identified around 182 acres of land in Dharuhera for setting up a train maintenance depot for Delhi-Gurugram-SNB RRTS corridor. NCRTC has written to Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to provide the land to construct the depot an a site office. According to the detailed project report (DPR), Gurugram will have a total of seven RRTS stations.
The Delhi-Gurugram-SNB RRTS corridor will have only one depot in Dharuhera unlike the NCRTC has proposed two depots each on its two other RRTS corridors i.e. Duhai and Modipuram depots on Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, and Murthal and Panipat depots on Delhi-Panipat RRTS corridor. Updating the recent development in the project, NCRTC spokesperson said:
Dharuhera will be an important maintennace depot in NCR, especially for Delhi-Gurugram-SNB RRTS corridor. It will serve as an operational and maintenance centre for the corridor. We are also carrying out geotechnical inspection works which will be crucial for project designs and implementation.
NCRTC has written a letter to Haryana Government requesting to provide a 13.5-acre land at IFFCO Chowk to construct a site office and store. The Dharuhera depot may also be used for frieght services as NCRTC is planning to use its trains for freight and logistics purposes during non-peak and lean hours with the aim to facilitate sustainable freight movement and curb pollution in Delhi-NCR areas by limiting the usage of the truck and heavy carriage vehicles for commercial activities.
RRTS is aims to serve as a more sustainable alternative for urban freight movement in the National Capital Region (NCR) by handling goods at its depots. We are exploring the option to use these depots for freight services during early mornings and late evenings without compromising on commuter services.
In Gurugram, the NCRTC will build an elevated section that will start from Old Delhi-Gurugram Road and goes via Atul Kataria Chowk, Signature Towers, and Rajiv Chowk. It will go underground from Kherki Daula and will connect at the grade at IMT Manesar. Before connecting to Behror in Rajasthan, the RRTS line will be built along Delhi-Jaipur Expressway and go via Dharuhera, Rewari, and Bawal. According to the NCRTC, the Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor is expected to be operational by 2025.