The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), which is implementing agency of RRTS project in India, has issued the civil tender for the underground section Anand Vihar to Vaishali of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor. Tender floated are for design and construction of tunnels of Delhi portion by Tunnel Boring Machine from New Ashok Nagar Ramp, New Delhi to Sahibabad Ramp of Ghaziabad Uttar Pradesh. The civil construction for Package I (Vaishali to Ghaziabad) and Package II (Ghaziabad RRTS station to Duhai) have been already started.
NCRTC official said that this will be the first project and once constructed Delhi will have its first rapid rail services. The project will have an underground station at Anand Vihar. The Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) station will be made by Cut and Cover Method.
According to the source, around 11.53 km stretch of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor will be underground in which 5.8 km long section will start from New Ashok Nagar RRTS station (Elevated) to stretch before BEL, Ghaziabad will be underground. While, the remaining 5.73 km long section after Brahmapuri Meerut Metro Station (Elevated) to Begumpul RRTS station (before MES Colony Metro Station -Elevated) will be underground.
The Sarai Kale Khan and New Ashok Nagar will be work on the multi modal integration (MMI) model for the upcoming RRTS corridor and NCRTC have been engaged in Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for the these two elevated rapid rail station. Delhi’s Jangpura will be the NCRTC’s Master Operation Control Centre for the entire Phase I RRTS project.
According to the official, Jungpura will also have the Master Operation Control Centre of the Phase-I RRTS corridors for all the three initial corridors of NCRTC. The works of Utility diversions in the Delhi portion of Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut RRTS Corridor near Sarai Kale Khan, including shifting/diversion of existing water supply pipelines, sewer and stormwater drains, shifting/modification of electric lines and relocation of various telecom utilities are in progress
The total length of the entire Delhi Ghaziabad Meerut corridor is 82 km. However, the NCRTC is currently working on the 17 km priority section between Sahibabad to (EPE) including Duhai Depot, which is expected to be operational by March 2023.