High-speed trains between Delhi and Meerut soon

To accommodate the rush of passengers commuting between Delhi and Meerut, an ultra-modern high-speed train service connecting the two cities is going to start soon, official sources said here on Tuesday.

The high-speed trains will run at 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, 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 here on Monday, after the proposed route was surveyed.

Under the project, 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 new train service will come as a relief, connecting areas like Vaishali, Dabar Chowk, Mohan Nagar and Modinagar.

– PTI
http://www.hindu.com/2010/09/15/stories/2010091561430500.htm