Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS: Trial Run On 17 km Priority Section Of Rapid Rail Corridor To Begin In First Week of December

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  • Aiming to meet the deadline of commencing the commercial run by March next year, the trials will be held for three months on the 17 km priority section from Sahibabad to Duhai of the 82.15 km Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor.

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is slated to conduct trial runs of RRTS trains from the first week of December.

Aiming to meet the deadline of commencing the commercial run by March next year, the trials will be held for three months on the 17 km priority section from Sahibabad to Duhai of the 82.15 km Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor.

The trial run on the priority section is expected to begin in December, said NCRTC Managing Director Vinay Kumar Singh at the RRTS stall at Pragati Maidan trade fair on November 15.

Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Manoj Joshi inaugurated the NCRTC exhibition booth in the presence of Singh.

NCRTC exhibition booth

NCRTC exhibition booth

The exhibition booth of NCRTC, the agency implementing India’s First Regional Rail, is designed around the theme of commuter-centricity, the core principle of RRTS.

Being hosted in Hall Number 5, the NCRTC stall is abuzz with curious visitors coming to witness this new-age transit mode and its various technologically advanced and commuter-centric features.

The highlight of this stall is the chance for the visitors to be among the first set of riders of RRTS. The visitors have to just scan a QR code which will direct them to a form to fill out. From these, NCRTC will select 20 lucky visitors who will then get an opportunity to be the first rider when the RRTS is operationalised in March 2023 in the Priority Section.

Exhibition booth of NCRTC,

Exhibition booth of NCRTC,

The Virtual Reality (VR) zone of the booth is also a point of attraction, through which the visitors can experience the feel of being at an actual RRTS station. The interactive touch screens placed at the stall showcase the various features of RRTS trains and the social and economic impact this project will have on the entire National Capital Region.

The exhibition booth gives insight into the transport revolution this project will bring to the region. The 14-day long fair, IITF 2022, is being organised at Pragati Maidan from 14th to 27th November.

The full stretch of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor will have 25 stops and will likely be operational by 2025.