Date of Post : 24 Aug, 2017
New Delhi: Sarai Kale Khan will become the converging point for different modes of transport in the coming years. It will facilitate smooth travel for the people within the city and those coming from neighbouring states.
Modes of Transport at Sarai Kale Khan
- The Sarai Kale Khan already has Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station
- It also has an inter-state bus terminus known as Sarai Kale Khan ISBT.
- And hopefully, Sarai Kale Khan will get metro connectivity possibly by March 2018
- Further, in the coming seven years, three high-speed train corridors (RRTS) linking Delhi with Meerut, Panipat and Alwar.
What is Regional Rapid RRTS ?
- It is a new, dedicated, high speed, high capacity, comfortable commuter service connecting regional nodes in NCR. RRTS provides reliable, high frequency, point to point regional travel at high speed along dedicated path way.
- RRTS is different from metro as it caters to passengers looking to travel relatively longer distance with fewer stops and at higher speed. RRTS is 3 times faster than Metro.
Sarai Kale Khan RRTS
- Sarai Kale Khan, as mentioned above will link Delhi with Meerut, Panipat and Alwar cities via a RRTS corridor.
- The station will be the convergence point for three proposed RRTS corridors connecting Delhi to Ghaziabad-Meerut, Sonipat-Panipat and Gurgaon-Rewari-Alwar.
- The Sarai Kale Khan RRTS station will be spread across an area that is 50 metres wide and 300 metres long.
- For this project, the work is scheduled to start from July next year and is being executed by the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC)
- This project would allow the commuters to change the modes of transport there. Like if a passenger coming from meerut can bus in and catch the train for Panipat, Gurgaon or Alwar.
- The connectivity of different modes of Transport, once the RRTS station comes up, will be through Skywalks, travelators, subways and pathways.
- Besides Skywalk, partial subways will connect the RRTS station directly with the Hazrat Nizamuddin metro station.
- The Sarai Kale Khan bus terminus will be connected through a dedicated pathway that is planned to exist at the ground level.
An official from NCRTC said,”As the corridors would have up and down tracks, there will be a total of six tracks converging at Sarai Kale Khan. That is why the station needed to be spacious.”
“A long skywalk will connect the RRTS station with both the metro station and the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station. It will have travelators to ease the long walk for passengers,” the official said.
“The skywalk will merge with the existing foot-overbridge at the railway station, providing passengers a hassle-free interchange.”
He also said that the focus is on a good, safe and reliable experience of public transport for users. NCRTC plans to add green areas and carry out a beautification of the entire transport hub.
NCRTC has appointed a consortium of M/s Egis Rail- M/s INECO and M/s Egis India as Interim Detailed Design Consultant for first section of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS.
Corridor Details :
- Owner : National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC)
- Length : 92 Km
- Average Speed : 100 Km/h
- Top Speed : 160 Km/h