Navigating NaMo Bharat: A Comprehensive Guide to Delhi Meerut RRTS RapidX
The Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor between Delhi and Meerut, recently christened 'NaMo Bharat', aims to provide faster, more convenient, and safer transit options for lakhs of people travelling between the two cities daily. Developed by the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), it is set to transform connectivity in Delhi NCR when fully operational by 2025.
As India's first RRTS, NaMo Bharat introduces several advanced features like high-speed, world-class comfort, and smart technologies that redefine the transit experience in the country. This comprehensive guide covers all key details regarding the corridor that will help you easily navigate NaMo Bharat in the future.
NaMo Bharat Corridor at a Glance
Length - 82.15 km
No. of Stations - 22
Depots - 2 (Duhai, Modipuram)
Priority Section - 17 km (Sahibabad - Duhai)
Semi High Speed – Top speed of 180 kmph, Operational speed of 160 kmph
Frequency - Trains every 5-10 minutes during peak hours
Travel Time - Maximum 60 minutes Delhi to Meerut
Smart Technologies - Automatic Fare Collection, Platform Screen Doors, CCTV Surveillance etc.
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Route Map of NaMo Bharat Corridor
The 82-km long corridor will connect key regions of Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut passing through both underground and elevated sections.
Delhi: Sarai Kale Khan - New Ashok Nagar - Anand Vihar
Ghaziabad: Sahibabad - Ghaziabad - Guldhar - Duhai
Meerut: Bhaisali - MES Colony - Daurli - Begumpul - Meerut Central - Partapur - Rithani - Brahmapuri – Meerut North - Modipuram (Depot)
The starting point at Sarai Kale Khan provides interchange with Pink Line metro and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station. The ending point, Modipuram Depot connects to important residential and industrial regions of Meerut.
Unique Station Design
NaMo Bharat stations sport a sleek and modern design providing easy accessibility and comfortable experience. Distinctive features include:
Spacious, well-lit and ventilated interiors
Clear and intuitive signages
Tactile flooring for visually impaired
Facilities for specially-abled
Dedicated parking, pick-up/drop-offs
Seamless integration with other transit modes
RRTS Train Features
The state-of-the-art RRTS trains designed specially for high speed and safety will introduce a new level of comfort and convenience. Salient features are:
6 coach trainsets
Spacious, cushioned and reclining seats
Luggage racks, magazine holders
Laptop/phone charging ports
Onboard WiFi connectivity
Wide standing space
Dedicated wheelchair/stretcher area
Emergency medical room
Automatic sliding doors with platform screen doors
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Fares and Ticketing
NCRTC has fixed the NaMo Bharat fares based on number of stations travelled and type of class.
Standard Fares: Rs. 20 - 50
Premium Fares: Rs. 40 - 100
Passengers can purchase digital QR tickets via Mobile Apps for paperless travel. NCMC Common Mobility Cards, Smart Cards as well as one-time RFID tokens will also be accepted.
Major Milestones Achieved
Feb 2022: Tunnel boring commenced
May 2022: First train rolled out from Savli plant
Oct 2022: Inauguration of Priority Section
June 2023: Safety certification received
Q1 2024: Duhai - Meerut South section opening
June 2025: Target for full corridor launch
Real Estate Impact
Areas along NaMo Bharat have already seen 20-50% property appreciation owing to significantly improved connectivity. Several new residential projects are coming up while a new smart township is also planned near Partapur.
Safety and Security
NCRTC has deployed modern technologies and systems like Platform Screen Doors, Automatic Fire Alarm system, CCTV cameras, Backup Power Supply etc. to ensure safety of NaMo Bharat commuters at all times.
Equipped with cutting-edge infrastructure and world-class amenities, the 82-km long NaMo Bharat RRTS corridor will provide faster, safer and smarter connectivity between Delhi and Meerut. This comprehensive guide summarises the key features, stations, route map, fares and timelines to help you easily navigate India's first semi-high speed Rapid Transit corridor when fully operational by 2025.