Delhi Meerut RRTS: Last bridge extension connecting Meerut South to Shatabdi Nagar

In an unprecedented development, officials on Monday announced the successful installation of the last viaduct span connecting Meerut South to Shatabdi Nagar station on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor.

According to National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) officials, this development marks the final touch on the entire 48 km long railway bridge spanning from Sahibabad to Meerut.

This critical section covers a distance of approximately 6 km and is now ready for the next phase, with officials confirming that track laying and traction-related activities will begin soon. The dynamic progress extends to the emergence of Partapur, Rithani and Shatabdi Nagar stations, which are rapidly taking shape with the project timelines.

Moreover, NCRTC also informed in a statement that it has completed technical equipment rooms in these stations. This emphasizes their commitment towards passenger convenience by constructing entry-exit gates on both sides of the road.

The construction of technical equipment rooms has also been completed in these stations. Keeping in mind the convenience of passengers, entry-exit gates are being made on both sides of the road at these stations, NCRTC said in a statement.

A notable achievement for the RRTS corridor in Meerut happened recently when it successfully crossed the Indian Railway line at Partapur station at an impressive height of about 20 metres.

It is noteworthy that the RRTS project comes under the Namo Bharat initiative and has been divided into four phases. Phase one, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 20, 2023, covers the 17 km long priority section between Sahibabad and Duhai depot. Phase two, spanning 25 km from the priority section to Meerut South, is in progress with testing of Namo Bharat trains and is set to start train services soon.

Subsequent phases include operations from Sahibabad to Sarai Kale Khan stations in Delhi and services from Meerut South towards Modi Puram depot in Meerut. This will eventually complete the entire 82 km long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor. According to officials, the RRTS corridor project is expected to be completed much before the June 2025 deadline.