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Virtual reality: Simulation to test RRTS possibilities | Delhi News – Times of India



on the country’s first

Regional Rapid Transit System



) corridor connecting Delhi to


will have a design speed of 180kmph with stations at every 5-10 km. As these trains will be the first of their kind in India, a simulation technology is being used to run “virtual” trains from

Sarai Kale Khan

station in Delhi to Modipuram station in Meerut to understand the operational complexities.
“Metro services run at an average speed of around 30kmph with stations at a distance of about one or two km, while the average speed for RRTS is about 100kmph,” said a spokesperson of National Capital Region Transport Corporation (


), which is executing the project.
“NCRTC is using a world-class network simulation technology to identify constraints and bottlenecks in the network, optimise operation plans and test different layout configurations for the RRTS corridors,” he said, adding that such simulation is being carried out in India for the first time.
NCRTC is using OpenTrack


Railway system software, a microscopic model that simulates rail system operations based on a predefined database of train, infrastructure and timetable. The simulation helps in knowing the actual achieved speed of the train on a particular section, speed at various sections with respect to curves and gradients, reversal times, time taken to complete the journey at different speeds and consumption of energy by trains.
“The simulation helps in deciding the optimum operation plan and preparing appropriate contingency plans in case of any breakdown,” he said. The outputs are based on infrastructure inputs that include civil, track, signalling and rolling stock.
NCRTC on Friday announced that it would adopt European Train Control System Level 2 signalling, one of the most advanced systems in the world. It will help ensure interoperability so that a Delhi-Meerut train can switch to Delhi-Panipat or Delhi-Alwar route in future without the need for the passenger to change trains at the Sarai Kale Khan terminal. Platform screen door operation will also be a part of this system.

Regional Rapid Transit System


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