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Saturday , 20 April 2024

Developing indigenous platform screen doors

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation and the Bharat Electronics Limited have joined hand to develop platform screen doors that can act as a safety barrier between the passengers and tracks, under the self-reliant India scheme. NCRTC is tasked to implement the country’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS). The Platform Screen Doors (PSD) are currently imported. Apart from facilitating better crowd management at the stations, PSDs also prevent any untoward incidents like commuters jumping off or falling on the track.

The 17-km priority corridor of the 82-km Delhi-Meerut RRTS from Sahibabad to Dubai in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh will be operational in 2023.

RRTS train design is inspired by the Lotus Temple in Delhi and can attain a top speed of 180 kilometres per hour on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor.

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