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Atmanirbhar Bharat: Indigenous Platform Screen Doors For Delhi-Meerut Rapid Rail

First Look of the Delhi-Meerut speedy rail practice set

Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS): The nation’s first regional speedy hall arising between Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut will now comprise indigenous platform display screen doorways (PSDs) below Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s Armanirbhar Bharat coverage. Recently, the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with BEL or Bharat Electronics Limited for the event of indigenous platform doorways to be put in within the Delhi-Meerut speedy rail practice units. Along with this, the 82 km lengthy Delhi-Meerut RRTS, which when fully applied, will cut back the space between Delhi and Meerut to only 55 minutes, may also have ‘Make In India’ rolling inventory.

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation, a state-owned particular function car (SPV) is accountable for implementing the RRTS venture throughout the nationwide capital area (NCR).

Delhi-Meerut speedy rail hall: What is the importance of platform display screen doorways?

  • According to NCRTC, the indigenous platform display screen doorways will act as a security barrier between the passengers on the platform and the practice or monitor, given the high-speed practice motion at speedy frequencies.
  • Besides serving to in higher crowd administration on the RRTS stations, the display screen doorways will additionally stop any untoward incidents like leaping or falling on the monitor.

So far, all of the platform display screen doorways used within the nation, for city transport techniques reminiscent of bus speedy transit, metro rail, and many others have solely been imported.

The settlement signed between NCRTC and BEL will allow them to design and develop platform display screen dors for numerous rail-based techniques within the nation and overseas. This is the first-of-its-kind initiative the place an indigenously developed platform display screen door system might be used within the nation and might be exported globally as effectively.

Delhi-Meerut regional speedy transit system – prime options:

  • Once totally operational, the semi-high velocity Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS hall will cowl a distance of 82 km by its speedy rail coaches on a ballastless monitor with an attainable operational velocity of 160 kmph.
  • The speedy rail goals to cut back the journey time between Delhi and Meerut to only 55 minutes and will cowl a complete of 22 RRTS stations, throughout each elevated and underground sections.
  • The precedence part of the Delhi-Meerut speedy rail hall will the 17 km lengthy Sahibabad-Duhai phase, which has been focused for operations by 2023.
  • Earlier within the yr, Bombardier Transportation India Private Limited had gained the ‘Make In India’ rolling inventory tender for the Delhi-Meerut speedy rail hall. Bombardier provided to fabricate 100 per cent of the rolling inventory within the nation utilizing 83 per cent native content material.

Apart from the prioritized Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut speedy rail hall, the opposite two corridors which can come up within the nationwide capital area are Delhi-Gurugram-Rewari-Alwar and Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat RRTS corridors. These three corridors will converge on the Sarai Kale Khan RRTS station in Delhi.


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