The project aims to construct and set up the Regional Rapid Transport System or RRTS, which will connect the national capital with Meerut, through Ghaziabad.
According to the government, once complete, the 82 kilometre-stretch between Delhi and Meerut will be covered in less than an hour by a high-speed rail and green public transit system.
The RRTS is a first-of-its-kind, rail-based, high-speed regional transit system to be implemented in India.
It stated that the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is first of the three prioritized corridors planned for implementation in Phase-1. The other two are Delhi-Gurugram-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat Corridors.
Once operational, it will be the fastest, most comfortable and safest mode of commuter transport in the National Capital Region (NCR).
“The Cabinet has approved construction of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) covering a distance of 82.15 kilometres,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said after the meeting. Of the 82.15 km, 68.03 kilometres would be elevated and 14.12 km would be underground. The project cost would be Rs. 30,274 crore, he said
“RRTS stations will be seamlessly integrated with other transport modes like an airport, railway, metro, ISBTs and will be inter-operable ensuring that change of train is not required for moving from one RRTS corridor to another,” the NCRTC stated in a statement.
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