Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor to have multi-modal transportation hubs
This is the country's first RRTS corridor
The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor is likely to have three major multi-modal transportation hubs between Delhi and Ghaziabad.
The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut is the country’s first RRTS corridor. The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), which is implementing the RRTS project in the National Capital Region (NCR), has drawn a plan to integrate the semi-high speed corridors with the other public transport hubs such as the Indian Railways stations, bus terminals as well as Delhi Metro stations.
The three multimodal transport hubs have been planned at Anand Vihar in Delhi, at Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) and at Sahibabad in Ghaziabad.
The 82 km long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS line will reduce travel time for commuters between Delhi and Meerut to just 55 minutes. The priority stretch of the corridor is the 17 km long Sahibabad-Duhai section, which has been targeted to be operational by the year 2023.
The multimodal transport hubs will decrease dependency on private vehicles and hence help in reducing pollution.
At the Anand Vihar station, an underground integration hub has been planned. Here, integration with the inter-state bus terminal (ISBT) Anand Vihar and Kaushambi and two nearby Metro lines is also being planned. The connectivity will be provided by foot-over-bridges (FOBs) or escalators.
At the Sahibabad station, two levels have been planned to be constructed, one level for the concourse and the other for the platform. At the concourse level, ticketing and other commuter-friendly facilities will be available.
The station will be integrated with the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bus depot and the Sahibabad Metro station, which has been proposed under the Vaishali Metro extension project. This station will have three entry and exit gates.
One entry or exit point will be at the bus depot, while the point will have connectivity for passengers coming from the Sahibabad railway station and the Sahibabad site.
At the Shaheed Sthal station, a major commercial site has been planned. It will have four entry or exit gates. Two entry/exit gates have been planned towards the Delhi-Meerut road and one has been planned towards GT road. Another gate will provide direct connectivity with the New Bus Adda Metro station through a FOBs.