IBEF: July 11, 2019
The Sarai Kalen Khan RRTS station will be developed as the country's first mega transit hub as three Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridors will join at it.
The RRTS corridor will provide ease for commutator movement along with encouraging people to use public transport. The average speed of trains on the corridor will be 100 kmph.
Along with this, the station will also be incorporated with the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station, the Delhi Metro's Sarai Kale Khan station and the Sarai Kale Khan ISBT.
The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) strategies to unite the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut, Delhi-Gurugram-SNB-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat RRTS corridors at the station.
These will make the Sarai Kalen Khan RRTS station India's first mega transit hub.
The NCRTC, which is the executing organization of the RRTS, will create numerous multi-modal integrations along the high-speed corridors, as per plan.
Due to high passenger flow at Sarai Kalen Khan RRTS station, NCRTC plans to separate platforms for boarding and de-boarding passengers from train as the doors will open on both sides.
This “unique” system will help in balancing the passenger flow and facilitate convenient commuter movement. This ease of travelling will allow people to choose public transport more and leave their private vehicle.
The RRTS trains will have a design speed of 180 kmph while the operational speed will be 160 kmph. The average speed will be of 100 kmph. There will be trains at every five to 10 minutes.
The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor will have 22 stations and two depot-cum-stations at Duhai and Modipuram. The distance will be covered in around 55 minutes.
Construction work on the 17-km long prioritised section between Sahibabad and Duhai of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor is in its full phase and will be visible soon. While this corridor will be operational by 2023 and commercial operations on entire Delhi- Meerut corridor will start by 2025.
Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.