NCRTC MD inspects construction work at priority section
National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) Managing Director Vinay Kumar Singh on July 9 inspected the progress of the 17 km priority section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor.
The focus was on the construction works of all five stations and the viaducts, which are almost complete, and on the installation of various systems for the priority section.
Singh began his inspection from Sahibabad RRTS station, where the priority section begins. This station is taking shape at a rapid pace – civil construction is nearly complete, and the station roof and other finishing works are nearing completion.
He along with other NCRTC officers walked on the constructed RRTS viaduct and reached Ghaziabad RRTS station. He also inspected the Ghaziabad Receiving Substation (RSS) which has now been completed and will supply power to this section.
The viaduct of the entire priority section is almost complete, and the five stations are also being built rapidly. Currently, track laying and installation of overhead equipment and signaling equipment is underway.
Singh also inspected the construction of Ghaziabad RRTS station, where the NCRTC had recently installed the longest steel span in the corridor to cross the metro line and road bridge near Ghaziabad station.
From there, he sets off again on foot on the viaduct built towards Guldhar, taking stock of all the construction work. He also inspected the construction of the Guldhar RRTS station.
Construction work on the concourse level and platform level of this station has been completed and construction of its roof and floor is progressing.
Singh then took off on foot over the overpass towards Duhai Station and inspected the construction work there. He interacted with the engineers, inquiring about the intricacies and challenges of the construction work, and provided valuable advice in this regard.
He stressed that designs and facilities should be commuter-centric at all points. He also gave an update on the construction of the Duhai RRTS station, where at present, the laying of the tracks as well as the construction of the platform level are in progress and are expected to be completed soon.
The NCRTC team then reached the Duhai depot, providing an update on the overpass construction work. The first RRTS train recently arrived at this depot. Various types of tests will be carried out on the trains here before the start of the test run.
The general manager also inspected the construction works of the depot and the administration building, where various types of laboratories and simulation rooms are being built. He also inquired about the preparations underway for the train trials with the engineers working at the depot.
Additionally, Singh provided an update on the construction works and reviewed the measures taken by the NCRTC to ensure safe passage of the Kanwar Yatra. This includes the number of traffic controllers, the traffic diversion plan, the use of crash protection vehicles and the availability of wired lighting.
Encouraging workers and engineers working under such difficult conditions, Singh commended them for their hard work and sincere efforts. Along with this, he asked the officers to provide a safe and healthy working environment and maximum facilities for the workers.