After Metro and the proposed high-speed trains, gear up for Orbital trains. Serving commuters in an orbit, these trains will provide greater connectivity between Delhi and NCR areas. Linking Metro with soon-to-be-operational high-speed trains, this facility will also cut down on travel time.
“Orbital trains will primarily move along the proposed Eastern-Western Peripheral Expressway. Orbital trains will bypass traffic bottlenecks,” said a
senior Noida Authority official. The two high-speed train routes — Meerut-Ghaziabad and Delhi-Alwar — have scope to accommodate the orbital trains.
The Ghaziabad link (connecting high-speed and orbital trains) will be finalised by the end of the month. Since Noida and the proposed Greater Noida Metro are elevated, officials are hopeful the design will help accommodate Orbital train on this route too.
Once the facility starts, Noida and Greater Noida will be linked to Alwar, Meerut and Panipat.
Source: Hindustan Times, 20 Nov 2010