With the proposed regional rapid transit system set to shorten the Delhi-Meerut transit time to less than 60 minutes, getting around Meerut will also be easier as the proposed Meerut Metro service will be integrated with RRTS.
According to UPMRC sources, at least six additional stations will be included along the RRTS proposed corridor between Modipuram to Partapur.
“The RRTS will integrate these stations for UPMRC and Metro train will operate along with semi-high speed aerodynamic trains of RRTS. While Metro trains will have nearly 18 stoppages on the corridor, RRTS will have six stoppages,” said a source.
Meerut Metro will operate on two corridors. The second corridor will be 14.15-km-long between Shardhapuri Phase 2 and Jagriti Vihar extension with 13 stations.
Simultaneously, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation will work on Gorakhpur lite Metro system, which will also have two corridors: the 16.95km Shyamnagar-Sooba Bazar stretch and the 14.3km Gulariha-Nausad crossing stretch.
For Gorakhpur Metro, the corporation is expected to operate three-coach trains.