To facilitate the extra rush of passengers commuting between Delhi and Meerut, an ultra-modern high-speed train connecting the two cities is going to start soon, official sources said on Tuesday.
The proposed trains are scheduled to run at the speed of 100 km per hour between Anand Vihar railway station in Delhi and Begum Pul via Pallavpuram in Meerut, they said.
“The proposed route will enable the commuters to cover the distance between Delhi and Meerut in one hour," said N.K. Chaudhary, vice-chairman of Ghaziabad Development Authority.
Teams from the Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS), Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) and National Capital Region (NCR) gave the green signal for the underground route from Anand Vihar to Meerut at a meeting on Monday after surveying the proposed route.
According to the project plan, new railway stations will be built at Begum Pul and Pallavpuram. Apart from an underground corridor, there will also be elevated tracks at some stretches.
For the huge workforce commuting between Delhi and Meerut, the train service will come as a relief connecting areas such as Vaishali, Dabar Chowk, Mohan Nagar and Modinagar.