Delhi-Meerut RRTS Update: NCRTC Added Two New Stations – New Ashok Nagar In Delhi and Modi Nagar In Uttar Pradesh, Will Now Have 19 stations Against 17, as Planned Earlier

Delhi-Meerut RRTS Update: NCRTC Added Two New Stations – New Ashok Nagar In Delhi and Modi Nagar In Uttar Pradesh, Will Now Have 19 stations Against 17, as Planned Earlier

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Date of Post: 30 Oct, 2017

New Delhi: The RRTS (Regional Rail Transit System) corridor between Delhi & Meerut will have three stations in Delhi, instead of two, connecting the link to three different lines of Delhi Metro. The NCRTC (National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited), which is executing the project, has added New Ashok Nagar of the Noida line of Delhi Metro as the third station.

The Other Two Are-

  • Sarai Kale Khan
  • Anand Vihar

About The RRTS Project in Delhi:

  • The project is yet to get in-principle approval from the Delhi government, but another station was added in Delhi after a request from Delhi government representatives, sources said.
  • All three stations will be developed as interchange hubs.
  • Sarai Kale Khan & Anand Vihar will also have connectivity with railway stations & bus terminals.
  • Sarai Kale Khan will be developed as the biggest transport hub of Delhi.

NCRTC’s Major Decision

  • Other than the New Ashok Nagar station, another station has been added in Modi Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The decision to add the two stations was taken after a recently conducted joint survey, an NCRTC spokesperson said.
  • The 90.2km corridor will now have 19 stations against 17 planned earlier.
  • A NCRTC official said,“The distance between Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar was turning out to be too much and stakeholders were of the view that another station could be planned in between. It has been finalised that line will be elevated from Sarai Kale Khan to New Ashok Nagar and thereon it will be underground.”
  • The cost of the total project is expected to be Rs 33, 000 crore.
  • Pre-construction work has begun as NCRTC aims to start construction by July 2018.
  • The NCRTC officials have started field surveys to check any hindrance in the route.

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