Delhi-Mirat RRTS Project Update: The National Capital Region Transport Corporation, which is implementing the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Mirat RRTS project, is planning a major initiative to facilitate first and last-mile connectivity to stations of regional fast transit system. NCRTC invites various leading mobility players to join the corporation to provide different feeder modes at Delhi-Mirat RRTS stations. The National Capital Region Transport Corporation takes into account the global parameters of the last-mile connection distance traveled by passengers as well as the mode of transport used by them.
According to the NCRTC, distances up to 500 meters are often walkable and distances up to one kilometer fall in the cycling zone. Electric rickshaws, bike taxis, shared auto-rickshaws or scooter hire services are required for distances up to 3 kms and distances up to 3 kms are considered as auto-rickshaw, taxi / car hire as well as shuttle bus zone. After discussing the same topic, NCRTC extended an invitation to mass providers of these different modes of transport. Also, it will seek the help of other agencies, where it is needed to make it effective, the corporation said. The National Capital Region Transport Corporation has also come up with a plan to facilitate first and last-mile connections for passengers through multiple feeder modes at RRTS stations. If this system is introduced, it will revolutionize the regional transport system of NCR.
Arrangements have been made by NCRTC for car parking and auto-rickshaw at RRTS stations wherever possible, and a designated place for rental cars or taxis. Also, pick-up and drop-out locations are planned at RRTS stations. According to the NCRTC, the last-mile connection with this initiative is going to be physically integrated into the system. The corporation is also working on interoperability (within different RRTS corridors) and multi-model integration (including railway, metro systems, inter and interstate bus services), through which there is door-to-door mobility, which will provide an holistic approach to transportation. NCR
Meanwhile, the corporation is exploring information and ticket integration platforms as well as EV charging infrastructure with service providers of different modes of transport. The NCRTC said in a statement that it was going to adopt a QR code based ticketing and EMV open loop contactless card based National Common Mobility Card standard. Thus, passengers of RRTS system will be able to use any NCMC card issued by any metro or transport authority or financial institution in India and help in fulfilling the vision of “One Nation One Card” government.