NCRTC has reportedly started the pre-construction works on the project. The pre-construction work includes geo-technical investigation, road widening work, utility diversion, initial pile load testing, to name a few.
The Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor is expected, which is 82-km long, is expected to curb pollution and decongest Delhi. Also, the distance between Meerut and New Delhi is expected to be less than 60 minutes once the Delhi-Meerut RRTS starts functioning. The RRTS system is a rail-based high speed transit system. It aims on providing seamless connectivity, reduce pollution as well as congestion in the NCR.
An in-principle approval to build an elevated station at Sarai Kale Khan for the upcoming high-speed Delhi-Meerut RRTS project has been given by the Delhi Government. This approval was for the NCRTC’s proposal to build the elevated station. Under Phase-1 of the RRTS project of NCRTC, three rapid rail corridors have been reportedly proposed to be implemented. The three rapid rail corridors include the 82-km long Delhi-Ghaziabad Meerut corridor, the 103-km long Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat corridor and the 164-km long Delhi-Gurugram-Rewari-Alwar corridor.
However, the allotted Rs 10-billion is expected give the necessary boost in the infrastructural development and implementation of the RRTS corridor.