The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is planning a great effort to facilitate first and last mile connectivity near the stations of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor which is being implemented between Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut .
He invited several major mobility players in the region to join the NCRTC to provide several connection modes to RRTS stations.
The NCRTC also considered the overall parameters of last-mile connectivity distance traveled by commuters and the modes of transportation they use. The distance up to 500 meters is often passable on foot, and the distance up to 1 kilometer falls within the cycle zone.
However, when the distance up to 3 km requires the services of electric rickshaws, shared auto rickshaws, bicycle taxis or scooter rental, the distance of more than 3 km is considered as the area auto-rickshaw, taxi/car rental and shuttle.
After deliberation, she launched an invitation to mass suppliers of these different modes of transport. It will also require the help of other agencies, if necessary, to put this plan into action.
This initiative will not only be a boon for commuters as it will ensure a variety of fast, organized, green and affordable transport options and door-to-door connectivity, but will also create varied opportunities for mobility providers at stations. RRTS in Delhi, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Murad Nagar, Modinagar and Meerut.
People are often hesitant to use public transport due to unavailability of last mile connectivity. Moreover, congestion around train stations due to the lack of an organized transport system for cars and electric rickshaws not only creates chaos and traffic jams, but also leads to increased travel time.
This NCRTC initiative aims to encourage people to turn to public transport and provide a solution to the traffic problem. The NCRTC’s plan to facilitate first/last mile connectivity for commuters through various power modes at stations will revolutionize the regional transportation system in the NCR.
The NCRTC has provided designated space for parking cars and auto rickshaws, and renting cars/taxi at the RRTS station where possible. A pick-up/drop-off area is also provided at stations. With this initiative, last mile connectivity will be physically integrated into the system.
The NCRTC is already working on interoperability (between the different corridors of the RRTS) and multimodal integration (with metro, railways, inter and intra-state bus services), with door-to-door mobility , it will provide a holistic approach to transportation in the National Capital Region. It will also help tackle the ever-persistent and gargantuan problem of environmental and vehicle pollution that affects health.
It is also exploring information and ticketing integration platforms and electric vehicle charging infrastructure with service providers of different modes of transport.
NCRTC will adopt ticketing based on QR Code (Digital QR and Paper QR) and EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) Open Loop Contactless card based NCMC (National Common Mobility Card) standards. Thus, RRTS commuters will be able to use any NCMC card issued by any metro or transport authority or financial institution in the country and contribute to the realization of the Government of India’s vision of “One Nation One Card”.
Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut is an 82 km long RRTS corridor comprising 25 stations at a gap of about 5-6 km, where trains will run at a frequency of 5-10 minutes to cover the distance from Delhi to Meerut in less of one hour. weather.
As the 17 km priority stretch between Sahibabad and Duhai which has five stations will become operational by 2023, the process of exploring various last mile connectivity options for commuters has been initiated.