The government has allocated Rs 3,596 crore to country’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project in the Union Budget presented on Wednesday (1 February) in Parliament.
India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor, Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut is being constructed at a rapid pace at various locations of Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut. Stations on the corridor are taking shape, especially the stations of the priority section.
More than 14,000 workers and 1,100 engineers are working day and night at various sites. So far, construction of 65 per cent elevated viaduct, in addition to 35 per cent of underground section (tunnel) have been completed for the corridor.
The operation of the priority section of the corridor is to be started in this year for which train testing is being done on the RRTS tracks. The upcoming operation of this section will open new regional rail services in the National Capital Region (NCR) and will provide a modern, air-conditioned, fast and reliable transport service to the commuters.
The complete corridor will be opened to the public by 2025.
With a design speed of 180 kmph and operational speed of 160 kmph, the RRTS trains will be unique and one of its kinds in India. The aerodynamic coaches will be self-propelled on electric traction with a 25KV AC System. The RRTS trains are being designed with the state-of-the-art latest technology.
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