Ghaziabad: The casting of the concourse level slab (tickets will be available at this level above ground) of Modinagar North RRTS station has reached the final stages, its construction could be completed by next week. At the same time, almost 40% of the slab casting work at the station platform has been completed. This station is built on 11 cantilevered piers between the main Delhi-Meerut road.
The upper floors of the station are built by crosspieces on 11 pillars built in a row according to the cantilever process. This station is quickly taking shape. In addition to the pouring of the station slabs, the construction works of the signaling and telecommunications equipment room have also been completed. The construction work of the Auxiliary Substation (ASS) hall has started. Power is supplied to the entire station from the ASS room itself. In the next phase, construction works for stairs and two entrance and exit gates will be started in the station. Keeping in mind the daily traffic needs of commuters, this station has been designed in such a way that maximum number of people can enjoy the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS facility. Most of Modinagar’s hospitals and retirement homes and many engineering, science and arts colleges are located around Modinagar North RRTS station. People who come and go here will greatly benefit from the launch of the RRTS service.
This station will be important
Modinagar North Station will play an important role in the new traffic system of RRTS. This elevated station, 215 meters long and 25 meters wide, has three levels – ground level, concourse level and platform level. For the convenience of passengers, an entrance and exit door will be provided on either side of the station at ground level. This station is being constructed on the Delhi-Meerut route without impeding transportation in any way and with minimal footprint on the road. Two RRTS stations, Modi Nagar North and Modi Nagar South, are being constructed for the convenience of commuters in the Modi Nagar area. Pillar construction works for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor in Modi Nagar region are in their final stages. Along with this, the construction works of the viaduct are also in progress on the prepared pillars.
Operation will start this year
Operation of a 17 km priority section (Sahibabad-Duhai) of the RRTS corridor is due to start this year, for which the NCRTC is continuously testing RRTS trains. The Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) will provide modern, air-conditioned, fast and reliable transportation services to commuters in the NCR. On the other hand, the target is to start running trains across the entire corridor from Delhi to Meerut in 2025.