The newly-inaugurated Namo Bharat trains with a design speed of 180 kmph are writing a new chapter in the transportation sector in the NCR. NCRTC, taking a step forward, is providing multiple options for last-mile connectivity from the RRTS stations in the Priority Section for the convenience of commuters. Moving in this direction, NCRTC in collaboration with Ghaziabad City Transport Services Limited has arranged to integrate the routes of 50 air-conditioned electric city buses operating on various routes in Ghaziabad with the major stations of the Priority Section.
Under this arrangement, air-conditioned electric city buses operating in various directions of Ghaziabad bus routes, such as Loni, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad Old Bus Stand, Dasna, Muradnagar and Govind Puri at Modinagar, have recently started making a stoppage at the RRTS stations along their way. This multi-modal connectivity will provide a seamless and safe travel experience to commuters in the Ghaziabad region.
These buses stop in the specific bus drop-off lanes created near the entry-exit gates, at all the major stations of the Priority Section. From this point onwards, commuters of Namo Bharat trains can board them and carry on their journey forward These stations are Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar and Duhai RRTS stations.
Presently these buses run on various routes like Dilshad Garden to Dasna and Masuri, Kaushambi to ALT, Ashram, Dadri, Govindpuri and Modinagar, Old Bus Stand to Ghaziabad, Loni and Mandola etc.
NCRTC, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is already providing air-conditioned electric DTC bus services from Anand Vihar bus stand to Sahibabad RRTS station. AC electric buses are available between Anand Vihar ISBT and Sahibabad from 6.20 am till 9.35 pm. These buses are available between Sahibabad to Anand Vihar from 07.05 a.m. to 22:20 pm. These buses are available at Sahibabad and Anand Vihar ISBT at an interval of every 20 minutes.
NCRTC is also trying to integrate GPS available in the buses to provide accurate information about the operation of these bus services to the commuters. Along with this, electric auto rickshaw service is also available at all four important stations in the Priority Section. These last-mile connectivity options will provide commuters with connected, fast and eco-friendly transportation options for the last leg of their journey which is a critical need given today’s environmental conditions.
Due to these efforts of NCRTC, the 17 km long Priority Section of the RRTS corridor, planned operation of Ghaziabad city buses and electric autos has connected the remote areas of Delhi from Anand Vihar to Ghaziabad with an integrated transport system. This will enable the commuters of not only urban centres like Muradnagar, Modinagar, Kaushambi, Raj Nagar etc. but also important rural areas around the Priority Section like Bikanpur, Milak Chakarpur, Shahpur Nij Morta, Basantpur Senthali and Ataur Nagla etc. to enjoy seamless travel experience by Namo Bharat trains.