The National Capital Region Transport Corporation has fast-tracked the RRTS project across NCR with more than one-third piers of the elevated stretch of India's first regional rail have been completed to connect Delhi to the urban nodes of Ghaziabad, Modi Nagar, and Meerut. In this 82 km long RRTS corridor, a total of 70 km area is elevated; of which piers have been erected in 24 km stretch to date. On this corridor, a 12 km portion is to be constructed underground, of which about 4 km is in Delhi, and 8 km is in Uttar Pradesh. For the construction of the underground part of Delhi, activities have picked up the pace at Anand Vihar. Currently, a launching shaft is being constructed from where the tunnel boring machines will be launched to bore RRTS tunnels. It is to be noted that the RRTS tunnels are slightly larger, and their diameter is 6.5 meters.
In Meerut also underground construction work has already started with the construction of the Bhaisali underground station. Under which the construction of D wall for the station has started, and a total of 121 fencing panels are being concreted by lowering the cages underground. So far, NCRTC has erected more than 800 piers under the construction work of the elevated part as well as 8 km of the RRTS viaduct. In this, most of the viaduct has been constructed in the priority section of the corridor between Sahibabad to Duhai. Track laying has also started in this section.
The construction work is progressing with the finalization of the design and architecture of the RRTS station in the priority section of 17 km between Sahibabad and Duhai.