​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

Overview:

  • Length - 82.15 km

  • No. of Stations - 22

  • Depots - 2 (Duhai, Modipuram)

  • Priority Section - 17 km (Sahibabad - Duhai)

Salient Features:

  • 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.

Conclusion 

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.