Delhi-Meerut RRTS: New Ashok Nagar Station Work Nears Completion

V Bhagya Subhashini

Jun 12, 2024, 05:52 PM | Updated 05:52 PM IST

The Delhi-Meerut RRTS.
The Delhi-Meerut RRTS.

Work on the New Ashok Nagar station, a key component of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transport System (RRTS), is nearing completion, according to officials.

This station is one of the four in the Delhi section of the RRTS and is poised to be the first fully operational facility in this segment. Track-laying work has been finalised, and the station is currently receiving finishing touches.

Officials from the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), the executing body of the project, stated that while the station itself is nearly complete, three foot over-bridges (FOBs) connecting the RRTS station with the New Ashok Nagar metro station and nearby areas will be finished by the end of the year. The station stands at a height of approximately 22 metres.

“The construction of New Ashok Nagar station is almost complete. Tracks have been laid, the roof has been constructed, and some minor works are being finished,” an NCRTC official reported.

Trial runs on the 12-kilometre stretch from Sahibabad to Anand Vihar and New Ashok Nagar RRTS stations in Delhi are anticipated to start by the last quarter of the year.

“The construction of Anand Vihar RRTS station is also in the advanced stage,” added an official.

Meanwhile, work on the Sarai Kale Khan station is ongoing, and the fourth station in Delhi, Jangpura, will be developed later alongside a stabling yard, reports Times Of India.


The RRTS, India's first Regional Rail Service, offers a unique rail-based commuter service for regional transit in the National Capital Region. The corridor spans 82.15 km from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to Modipuram in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, making it the country's inaugural RRTS.

The RRTS is designed with a speed potential of 180 kmph and operational speed potential of 160 kmph, making them semi-high speed train sets.

The RRTS corridor spans 82 kilometre, with 14 kilometres in Delhi and 68 kilometres in Uttar Pradesh. Currently, a 34-kilometre section between Sahibabad and Modi Nagar North, featuring eight stations, is operational. Another 8-kilometre stretch from Modinagar to Meerut South is set to open soon. The entire corridor is expected to be fully operational by next year.

V Bhagya Subhashini is a staff writer at Swarajya. She tracks infrastructure developments.

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