Chief Public Relations Officer Puneet Vats said that six rapid rail train sets are stationed at Duhai depot and their testing is currently underway. Testing on the signaling system is at its peak. At present, the signaling system is being linked manually with all the rapid rail stations from Duhai to Sahibabad. In a few days, we will start working on the Integrated Automatic Signal Test. The Chief Public Relations Officer informed that all other works on the section are also in final stages, and we are confident that the commissioning will start in March itself.
Vats told that the first train of RRTS had reached Duhai depot in June 2022 from the manufacturing plant located in Savli, Gujarat. After which the assembly, the trainset went through static commissioning testing.
NCRTC is also expected to release the fare module by next week. According to the Detailed Project Report (DPR) prepared seven years ago, the fare was estimated to be Rs 2 per km. But this is expected to increase further considering the increase in cost over the years. However, the officials of NCRTC are still tight-lipped on this. An official said the fare rate has been approved and will be announced by next week.
NCRTC is all set to introduce National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) for ticketing options. Vats said NCRTC is implementing a state-of-the-art Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for RRTS. Vats said that the AFC system has been installed at RRTS depots at Duhai and Ghaziabad stations, where testing is underway.
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