Meerut : NCRTC has completed the construction work of Murad Nagar Receiving Sub Station (RSS) at Ghaziabad. Testing of the four transformers installed in this RSS are now being done. Murad Nagar RSS has been constructed near Murad Nagar RRTS station on the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor. With the finishing of construction of this RSS, the electric supply has been ensured for the section from Duhai to Meerut South for supplying power to RRTS stations and for train operations.
This RSS with a capacity of 50 MW, will supply power from the priority section towards Meerut to the stations of Muradnagar, Modi Nagar South, Modi Nagar North, Meerut South and Partapur. Along with this, it will be used as a backup for Priority Section and Duhai Depot, so that there is no delay or interruption in power supply at the time of need..
NCRTC has tied up with Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Limited (UPTCL) for the power supply. 220kV of power from the UPTCL grid substation will come through EHT (Extra High-Tension Line) cable to Muradnagar RSS and from here after 25kV power will be used for train operation and 33kV power will be used for all requirements of RRTS stations.
To ensure uninterrupted power supply to RRTS trains and stations, 5 receiving substations are being built by NCRTC from Delhi to Meerut. These electrical substations are being constructed at Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi, and in Uttar Pradesh, it’s being built in Ghaziabad, Muradnagar, Shatabdi Nagar and Modipuram in Meerut. Ghaziabad RSS has already been completed for the power supply and is responsible for supplying power for the test run of RRTS currently being carried out by NCRTC.
Under the Delhi-Meerut RRTS project, 25 stations are being built between Delhi and Meerut. A 17 km stretch on this corridor has been marked as a priority section consisting of five stations namely Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai and Duhai Depot. NCRTC is targeting to commence the operations of trains in the priority section in 2023.
Apart from the priority section, the construction of the second operational section between Duhai to Meerut South station is also progressing rapidly. Power will be supplied to this section from Muradnagar RSS. The implementation of these RSS has been planned in such a way that if any RSS is not able to supply electricity due to any unforeseen reason, then the power supply in that area by the other RSS continues uninterrupted and smoothly.
NCRTC is building all its RSS to the highest standards of the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) with rainwater harvesting, sewage treatment plant, green areas, LED bulbs, natural light and ventilation.