After the commencement of operation of the priority section on the Delhi-Meerut-Ghaziabad Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor, the trial run has now started in the section beyond it.
Moving in this direction, a trial run of Namo Bharat trains was conducted from Duhai to Modi Nagar South station on Sunday (10 December). This trial run is a major step towards the operations in this segment.
To start the trial-run process, the electric OHE (Over Head Equipment) was charged on Sunday with a capacity of 25 KV from Murad Nagar Receiving Sub Station (RSS) to Modi Nagar South.
Thereafter, the Namo Bharat train ran in this section. It departed from Duhai station, reached Murad Nagar station, and then continued to cover the distance of about 12 km to Modi Nagar South.
At present, the Namo Bharat trains are undergoing a trial run to test the track and traction. Initially, the train is being operated manually under the Train Control Management System.
The train covered the distance from the Murad Nagar station to Modi Nagar South at a minimal speed. Later, it was brought back to Duhai while slightly increasing its speed.
The 25-km stretch between Duhai and Meerut South RRTS station is the next section of the RRTS corridor to be operationalised for the public after the priority section.
This section has a total of four stations, namely Murad Nagar, Modi Nagar North, Modi Nagar South, and Meerut South.
In June, the construction of the viaduct up to Meerut South was completed with the installation of the last span. Since then, various construction works, like track laying, OHE installation, signalling and telecom, and electrical, have been progressing at pace in this section.
Presently, track-laying work is almost complete, and other works are in their final stages.
Additionally, Murad Nagar RSS is ready to supply electricity from Murad Nagar to Meerut South. Soon, OHE will be charged between Modi Nagar North and Meerut South stations, and trial runs will be conducted in this section by running trains up to Meerut South station.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Namo Bharat train in the 17-km-long priority section between Sahibabad to Duhai Depot on 20 October 2023. Now, the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is gearing up to operationalise the section beyond it.
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