Afcons Casts Delhi-Meerut RRTS Bhaisali Station’s Base Slab

Afcons Infrastructure last night cast the first base slab for Bhaisali Station on the 5.68 km underground Package 8 of the 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut (RRTS) project.

NCRTC will service the 262m long Bhaisali Station in Meerut with Alstom’s 3-coach MRTS trains (see: Meerut Metro) out of Modipuram Depot. The longer 6-coach Alstom semi high-speed trains will pass through its station box.

Afcons was awarded Package 8’s Rs. 1529.10 crore contract in November 2020 with a 1310 day (3.6 year) deadline. Their scope includes constructing twin tunnels from Brahampuri DN Ramp to Begumpul UP Ramp with 3 underground stations at Meerut Central, Bhaisali & Begumpul by cut & cover method.

Route Map of Package-8: Brahampuri Ramp – Begumpul Ramp with the indicative location of its stations – view NCR RRTS Route Map & Info

Per the tunneling plan, Afcons will deploy two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) from Bhaisali towards Meerut Central Station (1823m distance) and 1 TBM towards Begumpul Station (965.7m distance).

Photo Copyright: Joydeep Goswami
Concrete pour for launch shaft – Photo Copyright: Joydeep Goswami

Terratec had completed factory acceptance tests (FAT) for Afcons’ 3 new 7.51m diameter Earth Pressure Balance machines (S88, S89 and S90) in Q4 2021. They’ve been nicknamed Sudarshan 8.1, Sudarshan 8.2, and Sudarshan 8.3.

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Photo Copyright: Dalip Thakur

The last snap shows the station’s perforated head-wall from where one of the TBMs will be lined up and commissioned. The project’s Terratec TBMs with a diameter of 7.51m will be slightly larger than typical metro TBMs (ranging 6.45m to 6.68m) to allow the line’s Alstom semi high-speed & MRTS trains to operate with sufficient clearance.

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4 Responses to "Afcons Casts Delhi-Meerut RRTS Bhaisali Station’s Base Slab"

  1. Clevin Gomes says:

    Will this Station have 2 Platforms and 4 Tracks, where 2 Tracks will be for Meerut Metro and rest 2 will be a straight track to bypass RRTS Trains

    • TMRG says:

      1 island platform and 4 tracks. Metro tracks will turn inwards and RRTS tracks will continue straight. Layout looks like:

      RRTS + MRTS + Island Platform + MRTS + RRTS

      Will try to write a post with some designs in the coming days

      • Suvan says:

        Hey, a youtube channel “RMTransit” who covers rail transit all over the world, mentioned you in his video about Delhi – Meerut RRTS, as providing coverage of rail projects across India in fantastic detail.


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