Major Progress in Meerut to Modipuram Viaduct Construction: Expected Completion in Six Months
Officials from the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) overseeing the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project announced that the viaduct for the 7km Meerut (south) to Modipuram underground stretch is nearing 60% completion. The remaining work is anticipated to conclude within the next six months, marking a significant milestone in the development of this crucial transportation infrastructure.
The RRTS project, spanning 82km, aims to connect the cities of Delhi, Ghaziabad, and Meerut. With 25 stations in total, the project is progressing towards its operational phase, expected to be fully functional by June 2025. A 17km priority section from Sahibabad to Duhai Depot in Ghaziabad has already become operational, and trials are underway on an additional 25km stretch from Duhai to Meerut (south).
The Meerut to Modipuram stretch, encompassing 13 stations, including nine within a local metro module, plays a vital role in the RRTS network. The completion of the viaduct and stations in Meerut is advancing rapidly, with trials progressing swiftly on the Duhai to Meerut (south) section. Once the 25km section becomes operational, RRTS train connectivity will be established for all eight stations in Ghaziabad, including Muradnagar, Modinagar (south), and Modinagar (north).
The ongoing focus is on completing the 25km section from Duhai to Meerut (south) by the end of March, followed by the 14km section in Delhi, expected to be ready by the end of 2024. The entire 82km RRTS project, designed at a cost of ₹30,274 crore, is making significant strides in transforming the region’s transportation landscape.