Ghaziabad to Noida airport in 37 mins: RRTS route plan ready

NOIDA: The NCR Transport Corporation has submitted its final report for the 72.3km RRTS-cum-metro corridor from Ghaziabad rapid rail station to Noida International Airport (NIA), which is likely to be operational by April 2030.
Once ready, the total time needed to cover the distance from Ghaziabad to the airport will be 37 minutes for fast service and 50 minutes for normal service.
Fliers can also reach Sarai Kale Khan from NIA in 56 minutes and IGI airport in 66 minutes. It will take commuters to Meerut in 72 minutes.
According to the project report, the corridor will have two sections – one from Ghaziabad RRTS station to Ecotech VI near Kasna and another from Ecotech VI to the ground transport centre (GTC) of Noida airport.
Initially, the corridor will have 22 stations, but 13 stations can be added later, the draft plan states.
The first section will be 39.4 km and have seven RRTS and 11 metro stations with a provision to add three stations later. The second section, which will be 32.9 km long, will have four RRTS stations initially. Ten stations — one RRTS and nine metro — can be added later in this segment.
Officials said the rapid rail trains will halt only at RRTS stations but metro trains will halt at all the stations.
Work on the corridor is slated to start once it gets UP govt nod. Officials said both the sections will be built simultaneously and the Rs 20,043.6-crore corridor is expected to be constructed in five years.

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