Mass Transit Integration: GDA Moves Proposal To Link Delhi Metro Phase-3 With Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid Rail Project

Swarajya Staff

May 04, 2019, 01:14 PM | Updated 01:14 PM IST

Delhi Metro (Vivan Mehra/The India Today Group/Getty Images)
Delhi Metro (Vivan Mehra/The India Today Group/Getty Images)

Connectivity between Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) is set to get receive a boost with plans to link Delhi Metro Phase-3 with the upcoming Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut rapid rail corridor, reports Financial Express.

The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has asked Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to prepare a revised detailed project report for Delhi Metro Phase III route between Noida Electronic City and the Mohan Nagar metro station.

The GDA has also sought for one of the stations on the metro route to be integrated with a station on the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor near Sahibabad. Sahibabad will be one of the elevated stations on the inaugural corridor of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut rapid rail transit (RRTS) corridor.

The RRTS network is an ambitious regional transit mass transporting system which will connect the nodes of the national capital region (NCR). Once operational, the first corridor planned under this, which is the Delhi-Meerut corridor will reduce travel time between the two cities to just one hour. The other two corridors are between Delhi-Gurugram-Alwar and Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat.

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