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Begumpul RRTS Station In Meerut To Offer Both Namo Bharat And Metro Train Services – News18

Begumpul RRTS Station In Meerut To Offer Both Namo Bharat And Metro Train Services – News18



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The RRTS has made people's commute easier. (PTI/File)

The RRTS has made people’s commute easier. (PTI/File)

Begumpul is a major business hub in the city and to cater to the higher number of passengers, the station will have the highest number – four – of entry and exit gates compared to other stations in Meerut facilitating easy access from all directions

The Begumpul station on the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) will be the largest among all stations on the route and will offer both Namo Bharat and Meerut Metro train services to passengers.

Begumpul is a major business hub in the city and to cater to the higher number of passengers, the station will have the highest number – four – of entry and exit gates compared to other stations in Meerut facilitating easy access from all directions.

“Both Namo Bharat and Meerut Metro train services will be available for passengers from this station,” the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) announced on Friday.

The body said that a large number of people visit Begumpul daily to purchase essential belongings. Located in the heart of the market, this station will provide significant convenience to the passengers once train operations commence.

Begumpul will be the only underground station in Meerut, which will have four entry-exit gates.

“The first entry-exit gate is designed for those coming from Abu Lane, while the second for passengers from Sotiganj side, the third towards National Inter College, and the fourth is being constructed towards the Meerut Cantt area,” it said.

These four gates will ensure that passengers can access the station from all sides easily. The station will also enable travel within Meerut city via the Metro and connect to Ghaziabad or Delhi through the Namo Bharat train.

The Begumpul RRTS station is 246 meters in length, 24.5 meters in width and 22 meters in depth.

The station comprises four levels — ground, mezzanine, concourse and platform. The concourse level will feature passenger facilities, including AFC gates for entry after security checks. The platform level will be island-type, providing access to trains in both directions.

A total of 20 escalators, 13 of which have already been installed, are planned for the station to facilitate movement across various levels of the stations.

Further five lifts are under construction, with provisions of larger lifts to accommodate stretchers in case of medical emergency. “The tunnel work and technical rooms at Begumpul station are nearly complete, with finishing touches like flooring and installation of air conditioning ducts in progress,” the statement added.

Two tracks are being laid at Begumpul station, designed to support both Namo Bharat and Meerut Metro trains, marking the first time in India that both services will operate on the same track.

Apart from Begumpul, Meerut Central and Bhainsali are other underground stations in Meerut, though only the Meerut Metro will serve them.

Namo Bharat and Meerut Metro services will be available at Meerut South, Shatabdi Nagar, Begumpul, and Modipuram stations. A total of 13 stations are being constructed along a 23 km section for the Meerut Metro, with three underground and the rest elevated.

The Meerut Metro will operate on RRTS infrastructure, a first in the country, with the entire project expected to be completed by next year.

Presently, a 34-km section between Sahibabad and Modi Nagar North of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is operational. It is connecting Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai, Duhai Depot, Murad Nagar, Modi Nagar South and Modi Nagar North. The NCRTC is expecting to complete the entire stretch by June 2025 between Delhi and Meerut.



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