Meerut: The last viaduct span between Modi Nagar North and Modi Nagar South stations, situated on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapidex Corridor, has been successfully installed by the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC). With the establishment of this span, the construction work has progressed to the next stage in this section. Approximately 42 kilometers of viaduct between Sahibabad and Meerut South Station has now been completed.
The length of this section from Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) in Duhai to Meerut South Rapidex Station is approximately 25 kilometers, which involved the construction of 825 pillars. Along with the construction of these pillars, the work of laying tracks in this section is also being carried out simultaneously. Nearly 50 percent of the track laying work has been completed on both the up and down lines. Additionally, approximately 50 percent of OHCE (Over Head Contact Equipment) mast erection and about 30 percent of cantilever erection have also been completed on both lines.
The construction work of four stations, namely Murad Nagar, Modi Nagar South, Modi Nagar North, and Meerut South, is underway and these stations will soon take shape.
The concourse and platform level slab casting at Murad Nagar Station has been completed, and finishing work is in progress at the station. Furthermore, the construction of technical equipment rooms has also been completed at the station. Keeping passenger convenience in mind, entry-exit gates are being constructed on both sides of the road at the station, and their construction is progressing rapidly. Moreover, to ensure easy travel from one level to another, plans are underway to install 4 lifts and 6 escalators here, out of which the installation of 2 escalators from the concourse to the platform level has been completed.
The construction work at both Modi Nagar South and Modi Nagar North stations is also progressing rapidly. Currently, the slab casting at the concourse level of Modi Nagar South Station has been completed, and the slab casting at the platform level is in the final stage. Meanwhile, the slab casting work for the concourse and platform levels at Modi Nagar North Station has been completed.
Meerut South Station has four levels: ground, mezzanine, concourse, and platform levels. The slab casting for the mezzanine level at the station has been completed, and currently, the slab casting work for the concourse level and platform level is in the final stage.
Recently, the Rapidex Corridor in Meerut crossed over the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC), which passes over Delhi-Meerut Road, at a height of approximately 22 meters. It is worth mentioning that the operation of trains in the Ghaziabad Priority Section will commence soon. This section includes Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldar, Duhai, and Duhai Depot stations.
The rapid progress in the construction of viaducts and stations signifies a significant milestone in the development of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapidex Corridor, bringing it closer to becoming a reality and enhancing connectivity for commuters in the region.