India’s 1st Mega Transit Hub Will Be This Delhi Rapid Rail Station: How Will It Work? (Video)
India is all set to welcome its first ever mega transit hub!
As per latest news coming in, we can confirm that three individual RRTS (Regional Rapid Transport System) will be connecting at one station, making it a mega transit hub.
This station is the Sarai Kale Khan Rapid Metro station, where the Delhi-Meerut RRTS will connect with two others, Delhi-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat.
The National Capital Region Transport Corporation has finalised this decision of connecting the three RRTS corridors of the phase 1 of the RRTS, and officials have confirmed this news.
What plans does the National Capital Region Transport Corporation or NRCTC have for the country’s first ever mega transit?
The Sarai Kale Khan Station Will be India’s First Ever Mega Transit Hub
The NRCTC has chalked out all the plans for the country’s mega transit hub, which are sure to make the travel experience for passengers a lot easier and hassle-free.
The Sarai Kale Khan station is where the Delhi-Meerut RRTS (Regional Rapid Transit Systems) will run through. The Delhi-Meerut RRTS will connect the two cities in 55 minutes. The Delhi-Gurugram-SNB-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat corridors will also be incorporated on this station.
The NRCTC’s plans to make three different RRTS connect at one station will definitely help passengers with their travel experience, as they won’t have to travel to other stations to board another train.
Sudhir Kumar Sharma, NCRTC’s Chief Public Relation Office said, “When commuters are provided seamless integration with different public transport modes, it encourages them to leave their private vehicles behind. We have planned the network keeping demand and commuter convenience in mind.”
NRCTC’s Plans For The Mega Transit Hub
The NRCTC is planning to make separate platforms for passengers that are boarding the trains and those unboarding them. Additionally, the doors on the trains will also be opening simultaneously.
The Sarai Kale Khan station will also be integrated with the Indian Railways’ Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station, the Delhi Metro Pink Line’s Sarai Kale Khan station and the Sarai Kale Khan Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT).
The RRTS trains will have a design speed of 180 kmph, the operational speed will be 160 kmph, and average speed will be 100 kmph. The trains will arrive at the station after every 10 minutes. The first corridor will have 22 stations and will cover the distance between Delhi and Meerut in only 55 minutes.
Around the year 2023, there will be a 17 km RRTS corridor section between Sahibabad and Dubai.
Stay tuned, as will soon share more interesting details about India’s first mega transit hub!