Houses & roads get fresh coat: Ghaziabad gears up for RapidX launch

  • | Wednesday | 18th October, 2023

GHAZIABAD: Houses are being given a fresh coat of paint, shrubs and tree branches pruned and roads levelled. Ghaziabad is gearing up for the launch of RapidX — the countrys first semi-high-speed mass transit system — on October 20.Officials said the Prime Minister, who would flag off the first train, would address a gathering at a 2,600sqm ground in Vasundhara Sector 8, which is near Sahibabad station. Members of the Special Protection Group (SPG) visited the site on Tuesday and took stock of the arrangements.Shubham Patel, DCP (trans-Hindon), said more than 50,000 cops would be deployed around the venue. A 500m radius around the ground will be sanitised. For now, we have been carrying out checks in houses and flats in the vicinity, he added.GMC, too, is not leaving any stone unturned with the arrangements. We are working round the clock for the October 20 event. A stage is being set up at the Sector 8 ground, which can accommodate around 50,000 people, said Vikramaditya Singh Malik, the municipal commissioner.Delhi-Meerut RRTS Inauguration: PM Modi to inaugurate Indias first RAPIDX project on this date in OctRoads around the venue are being repaired and other beautification work is in progress as well. An SPG team visited the venue on Tuesday and inspected the security arrangements, he added.BJP functionaries are busy mobilising crowds. Targets have been set for senior members of the party, said Sanjeev Sharma, BJPs mahanagar president. MLAs, councillors and party functionaries have been asked to ensure more and more people attend the PM event. We are expecting a footfall of 50,000, many of them from far-flung areas. Arrangements are being made accordingly, Sharma said.On October 12, chief minister Yogi Adityanath had inspected the Sahibabad RapidX station and held a meeting with party functionaries on the arrangements.We also published the following articles recentlyPM Modi to launch the first phase of RapidX on October 20Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch the 17 km section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rail Transit System (RRTS) in October. The RRTS is a high-speed rail system that will connect metropolitan and big cities in the National Capital Region (NCR). The first corridor, currently under construction, is 82 km long and will run between Delhi, Ghaziabad, and Meerut. The RRTS aims to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions by encouraging the use of public transport. It will also provide seamless integration with existing modes of transport, such as buses, airports, and metro stations.Delhi-Meerut RRTS: PM Modi to inaugurate Indias first RAPIDX project on October 20; priority section between Duhai-Sahibabad to openIndias first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS), known as RAPIDX, will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on October 20. The priority section, covering 17 kilometers between Duhai and Sahibabad, will include five stations. The Delhi-Meerut RRTS project, executed by the National Capital Region Transport Corporation, will cover 82 kilometers in just one hour once completed in 2025. The RAPIDX services will be the nations first railway system with a maximum operational speed of 160 kmph, surpassing metro trains and Indian Railways passenger trains. The RAPIDX train sets have been manufactured by Alstom in Gujarat.RapidX launch next week? Urban transit poised for new milestoneIndias first semi-high speed urban train system, RapidX, is set to begin operations on its 17km priority section between Sahibabad and Duhai in Ghaziabad. This section is part of the 82.1km corridor from Delhi to Meerut, with the full launch expected in 2025. While no official opening date has been announced, sources suggest it will happen early next week. The first train is likely to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The RapidX system is designed to reach speeds of 180kmph, although the operational speed will be 160kmph.

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