The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) unveiled the first look of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut regional rapid transit system (RRTS) on Friday in Delhi.
The 82 km-long RRTS corridor has a speed of 180 kmph. As per NCRTC, a joint venture company of Govt of India and States of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh mandated for implementing the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project across the National Capital Region(NCR).
Speaking at the unveiling event, MoHUA Secretary, Vinay Kumar Singh said, “The rolling stock of India’s first RRTS has been designed with a vision to fulfil the aspirations of the New India. RRTS rolling stock will be energy-efficient with about 30% regeneration during braking. NCRTC has awarded the rolling stock work with an integrated long term comprehensive maintenance by the manufacturer, thus leveraging the benefits of life cycle costing. I am confident that RRTS will prove to be transport backbone for the people of NCR and will define a new benchmark in the transport sector enabling the overall growth of the region.”
Delhi to Meerut in 60 min:
The RRTS corridor will bring down the travel time between Delhi to Meerut by will be reduced to less than an hour. The corridor is targeted to be commissioned in 2023, while the entire corridor will be commissioned in 2025.