Meerut Metro


The unveiling and presentation of the first glimpse of the Meerut Metro trainset to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) in Savli, Gujarat, signify a remarkable milestone for the Meerut Metro project. Vinay Kumar Singh, MD of NCRTC, was joined by notable figures including Nitin Ramesh Gokarn, the Additional Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, and Olivier Loison, the MD of Alstom, the company responsible for manufacturing the trainsets.

During this event, Hardeep Singh Puri, the Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs, appreciated and underscored the government’s commitment to enhancing urban infrastructure. He praised the advancements made in expanding India’s metro network. Vinay Kumar Singh reiterated the significance of the Meerut Metro project in providing contemporary transportation solutions that seamlessly integrate with the country’s inaugural Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS). He emphasized the adoption of sophisticated signalling systems, adhering to global standards in rail transportation.

Alstom, under the manufacturing contract, will deliver ten three-car trainsets to the Meerut Metro project, accompanied by rolling stock maintenance services for 15 years. These trainsets feature streamlined design, energy efficiency, and advanced functionalities including a regenerative braking system, and compatibility with Automatic Train Protection (ATP), Automatic Train Control (ATC), and Automatic Train Operations (ATO). The Meerut Metro aspires to revolutionize transportation in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, offering a safe, swift, and contemporary commuting experience. The introduction of the trainset represents a significant stride towards achieving this objective, with trial runs scheduled to commence soon.

The Metro trainsets are outfitted with cutting-edge amenities such as air conditioning, comfortable seating, luggage racks, CCTV cameras, mobile charging facilities, dynamic route maps, infotainment systems, and ambient lighting. Safety measures including Platform Screen Doors (PSDs) at all stations and emergency egress devices ensure passenger safety.

Spanning 23 km with 13 stations, the Metro corridor encompasses both underground and elevated sections. Construction progress is brisk, with viaduct construction nearing completion on the elevated sections and finishing touches being applied at the underground stations. The entire Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is slated to become operational ahead of the targeted timeline of June 2025, representing a significant leap forward in India’s urban transportation infrastructure.

 

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