Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor: NCRTC MD Inspects Construction Work At Priority Section


The focus was on construction work of all the five stations and the viaducts, which are almost complete, and installation of various systems for the priority section.


The managing director of the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), Vinay Kumar Singh, inspected the progress of the 17 km-long priority section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor on 9 July.

The focus was on construction work of all the five stations and the viaducts, which are almost complete, and installation of various systems for the priority section.

Singh started his inspection from the Sahibabad RRTS station, where the priority section begins. This station is taking shape at a fast pace — the civil construction is almost complete, and the station roof and other finishing works are being completed.

He, along with other NCRTC officers, walked over the constructed RRTS viaduct and reached the Ghaziabad RRTS station. He also inspected the Ghaziabad Receiving Substation (RSS), the construction of which is now complete and will provide power supply to this section.

The viaduct of the entire priority section is nearly complete, and all five stations are also being constructed expeditiously. Presently, track-laying work and installation of overhead equipment and signalling equipment is being carried out.

Singh also inspected the construction of the Ghaziabad RRTS station, where the NCRTC had recently installed the longest steel span of the corridor to cross the metro line and road bridge near the Ghaziabad station.

From here, he again took off on foot over the viaduct built towards Guldhar, taking stock of the entire construction work. He also inspected the construction of the Guldhar RRTS station.

The construction work of the concourse level and platform level of this station has been completed and there is progress on the construction of its roof and floor.

Singh then took off on foot over the viaduct towards the Duhai station and inspected the construction work there. He interacted with the engineers, enquiring about the complexities and challenges of the construction work, and provided his valuable guidance in this regard.

He emphasised that the designs and facilities should be commuter-centric at all points. He also took stock of the construction of the Duhai RRTS station, where, at present, track-laying along with construction of the platform level is in progress and likely to be completed soon.

The NCRTC team then reached Duhai Depot, taking stock of the viaduct construction works. The first RRTS trainset recently arrived at this depot. Various types of testing will be conducted on trains here before the trial run commences.

The managing director also inspected the construction work of the depot and in the administrative building, where various types of labs and simulator rooms are being built. He also enquired about the preparations underway for the testing of the train with the engineers working at the depot.

In addition, Singh took stock of the construction works and reviewed the measures being taken by the NCRTC to ensure safe passage for the Kanwar Yatra. This includes the number of traffic marshals, the traffic diversion scheme, the use of impact protection vehicles, and availability of rope lighting.

Encouraging the workers and engineers working in such difficult conditions, Singh praised them for their tireless hard work and sincere efforts. Along with this, he instructed the officers to provide a safe and healthy working environment and maximum facilities to the workers.