After a long waiting, the construction work on the Delhi-Meerut Rapid Corridor has been started from 3rd June 2019. The development work was inaugurated in the presence of MD, National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), Vinay Kumar Singh.
Delhi-Meerut Rapid Corridor route will commence from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi that will be then made elevated till Khichripur and further it will be constructed underground up to 20 meters till Bharat Electronics Limited in Sahibabad. Delhi-Meerut Rapid Corridor is an 82.15 km long corridor which would be developed in different phases. Out of this, 68.03 km will be elevated, and rest 14.12 km will be underground.
The expected cost to develop Delhi-Meerut Rapid Corridor would turn around ₹31,632 crores and its work is expected to be finished by 2014. The minimum train speed on this route would be 100 kmph while maximum may go as far as 160 kmph.
NCRTC has already given the contract work for the construction of the Delhi-Meerut Rapid Corridor between Meerut Tiraha and Duhai. In the first phase, the contractor would develop the corridor between Guldhar and Duhai.
Who Will Get Benefits with Delhi-Meerut Rapid Corridor?
- 4 Lakh expected footfall
- Delhi to Meerut in 60 minutes
- Ghaziabad to IGI Airport in 25 minutes
- Decline in 21.35 ton pollution
- Use of public transport to increase from 37% to 63%
Specialities About Delhi-Meerut Rapid Corridor
- Weather-proof railway lines
- Smart rail coach
- Automated information about the wheel, excel temperature and brakes
- Business-class coach
- Separate coach for ladies
- Screen doors on platforms like Delhi Metro
Proposed Station on Delhi-Meerut Rapid Corridor
- Delhi: Sarai Kale Khan, New Ashok Nagar and Anand Vihar
- Ghazibad: Sahibabad, Ghaziabad (Meerut Tiraha), Guldhar, Duhai, Muradnagar, Modinagar, Modinagar South and Modinagar North
- Meerut: Meerut South, Shatabdi Nagar, Begum Pul and Modipuram
Important Facts About Delhi-Meerut Rapid Corridor
- Construction cost – ₹31,632 crores
- 5-10 km gap between two stations
- Completion target – 2024
- Maximum speed – 160 kmph and minimum speed – 100 kmph