In a bid to enhance passenger convenience, the Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) has introduced 50 electric buses across four stations. These e-buses will operate on seven routes, and passengers can access route and schedule information through the RRTS Connect mobile app and website.

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has collaborated with Ghaziabad City Transport Services to provide this service for passengers of the Namo Bharat train. Bus stops have been designated at the entry and exit points of all stations.

Details of the Electric Bus Service:

  • Current Routes: Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, and Duhai stations are currently connected by the electric bus routes. Efforts are underway to connect Muradnagar, Modinagar South, and Modinagar North stations as well.

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  • Service Routes: A total of over 50 electric buses are currently operating on seven routes.
  • Future Expansions: The service is set to expand to additional stations including Mandola.

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Identified Routes in Ghaziabad:

  • Routes Around Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, and Guldhar: 17 bus routes have been identified around these stations. The UP State Transport Authority has informed state authorities or private bus operators who will operate these routes. Once operational, these routes will significantly ease commuting for residents of Ghaziabad, enabling easier access to Delhi and Meerut from nearby stations like Loni, Dadri, and Masuri.

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Additional Services and Facilities:

  • App and Website Access: Passengers can use the RRTS Connect mobile app and the RRTS website to get information about electric bus routes and schedules.
  • Ease for Elderly and Disabled: The RRTS stations are designed to facilitate easy movement for women, elderly, children, disabled, and passengers with heavy luggage. Facilities include lifts, escalators, and foot overbridges.

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  • Auto and Bike Taxis: Auto-rickshaws and two-wheeler bike taxis are available at Sahibabad and Ghaziabad RRTS stations.

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Rapid Rail Corridor:

  • Current Operation: The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is operational between Sahibabad and Modinagar North, covering a distance of 34 km with eight stations.

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  • Upcoming Expansion: The remaining sections of the corridor are under rapid construction. The 82 km stretch from Delhi to Meerut is expected to be operational by June 2025. However, trains are expected to start running to Meerut South station within this month, making commuting easier and saving time for passengers.

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EV Chargers and Collaboration:

  • Partnership with Rapido: The service includes auto-rickshaw and four-wheeler cab facilities in collaboration with Rapido.
  • EV Chargers: Fast EV chargers are installed in the parking areas of these stations, promoting the use of electric vehicles and Namo Bharat trains.

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Key Takeaways:

  • 50 electric buses have been launched for four RRTS stations in Ghaziabad.
  • The service currently covers Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, and Duhai, with plans to expand to Muradnagar, Modinagar South, and Modinagar North.
  • Passengers can use the RRTS Connect mobile app and website for route and schedule information.
  • The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is currently only partially operational, with completion by June 2025 anticipated.
  • Additional services include auto and bike taxis, fast EV chargers, and facilities for the elderly and disabled.

Important Information in Short:

Feature Details
Current Stations Connected Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai
Future Stations to be Connected Muradnagar, Modinagar South, Modinagar North
Electric Buses Operated 50+
Total Routes Identified 17 around Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar
Current Operational Corridor Sahibabad to Modinagar North (34 km)
Full Corridor Completion By June 2025
Additional Services Auto-rickshaws, bike taxis, fast EV chargers

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