New Delhi: The official also added that they plan to link the RRTS system with ISBT Kaushambi-dissuade commuters from using the Ring Road through reducing the load on the key surface link. “ We have 2 other interchange points at Sahibabad and New Bus Adda in Ghaziabad apart from Anand Vihar. We have shared our plans with DMRC as our consultant. The multimodal transportation hubs will reduce dependency on private vehicles and will shift commuters to use public transport. This would also help in reducing pollution,” said the chief spokesperson Sudhir Sharma of NCRTC.
NCRTC has planned to establish the RRTS station on 2 levels—concourse and platform-level at Sahibabad, The ticketing and other passengers-centric facilities would be ready at the concourse level.
“The Sahibabad station will offer integration with Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bus depot and Sahibabad Metro station offered under the plan of Vaishali Metro extension. The RRTS station will have 3 entry and exit points. One of the entry and exit points would be at the bus depot where other entry & exit point will provide access to passengers coming from Sahibabad Site IV Industrial Area and Sahibabad railway station. The 3rd points would provide integration with the proposed Metro extension from Vaishali to Mohan Nagar,” the officer stated. The 3rd entry & exit point will also have a pedestrian-friendly skywalk/foot overbridge to grant access to locals from Vasundhara.
The RRTS plans to build another integration hub near Shaheed Sthal Metro station, further towards Meerut. The NCRTC has also planned a major commercial centre at Hindon Motel, adjacent to Shaheed Sthal Metro station, that will house a multi-storeyed commercial complex and the RRTS station. As per the NCRTC, the station would have 4 entry & exit points. There are 3 independent entry & exits of which 2 are planned towards the Delhi-Meerut Road where 1 is towards the GT Road. Another entry & exit would give direct integration with the New Bus Adda Metro station via foot overbridge. “The distance between the 2 stations is approximately 200-m,” the official stated.