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NCRTC Initiates Trial Run for Namo Bharat Trains on Duhai-Meerut Stretch of RRTS Corridor

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has officially commenced the trial run for Namo Bharat trains, representing a significant advancement in the development of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor connecting Duhai to Meerut South stations. This trial run marks a pivotal step toward operationalizing the entire 42 km stretch of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor in the near future, as stated in an official announcement by the NCRTC.

Comprehensive Testing of Namo Bharat Trains

The ongoing trial runs involve meticulous testing of Namo Bharat trains to assess the fitness of all subsystems and equipment. This comprehensive evaluation includes operating the train along the entire length at varying speeds, initially under manual control as part of the train control management system.

Integrated Performance Evaluation and Coordination Tests

As the trial progresses, integrated performance evaluations will be conducted to ensure seamless coordination with various subsystems, including signalling, platform screen doors, and the overhead supply system.

Upcoming Operationalization of Duhai to Meerut South Stretch

The 25-km stretch between Duhai and Meerut South station is slated to be the next operational segment of the RRTS corridor for public use. This stretch encompasses four stations: Murad Nagar, Modi Nagar North, Modi Nagar South, and Meerut South.

Construction Progress Leading to Operationalization

The completion of the viaduct up to Meerut South in June marked a crucial milestone, including the installation of the last span. Subsequent construction activities, such as track laying, overhead electrification (OHE) installation, signalling and telecom, and electrical installations, have been progressing rapidly in this section, according to the official statement.

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