RRTS’s Sarai Kale Khan Station to be India’s first Mega Transit Hub
Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System corridor’s Sarai Kale Khan Station in New Delhi will act as a mega transit hub connected with multi-model integration as the three imperative RRTS corridors, Delhi-Meerut, Delhi-Alwar, and Delhi-Panipat will converge at the station.
New Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan Station of the much-awaited Regional Rapid Transit Corridor (RRTS) which is to be constructed across the national capital region is to be named India’s first mega transit hub!
The station will act as a mega transit hub with multi-model integration as the three prioritized RRTS corridors, Delhi-Meerut, Delhi-Alwar, and Delhi-Panipat will converge at the station. The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), the organisation with charges for implementing the RRTS project, plans to converge the three RRTS corridors of RRTS Phase-1 at the Sarai Kale Khan station which implies that passengers will be able to easily interchange their train, to be able to travel to different routes, without the hassle of changing the station.
According to NCRTC, the mega transit hub system will provide convenient movement to commuters and will also encourage people to utilize public transport.
The Sarai Kale Khan RRTS station will also be integrated with the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station, the Delhi Metro Pink Line’s Sarai Kale Khan Station and the Sarai Kale Khan Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT). These facilities will make the Sarai Kale Khan station as the country’s first mega transit hub.
In addition to this, because of the high passenger crowd at the Sarai Kale Khan RRTS station, the NCRTC board has planned that it will have separate platforms for boarding and de-boarding from RRTS trains as the train doors will open on both sides. This system will facilitate in optimising the passenger flow and ease commuter’s movement on the platforms.
Once operational, the RRTS trains will have a speed of 180 kmph, operational speed will be 160 kmph and an average speed of 100 kmph. The trains on the network will be available every five to 10 minutes. The very first corridor to be made operational in Phase-1, the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor will have 22 stations and will cover the distance between the two cities in just 55 minutes. The construction work on the 17 km long Sahibabad to Duhai section of the Delhi-Meerut RRTS is in full wing and the section has been targeted to get ready by the month of March in 2023. The entire 82 km long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor will begin services by 2025, as per the project targets.