14 Km of RRTS Stretch in Delhi to be Operational by 2024 End 

The 14 km stretch also consists of 5.5 km underground section where work is yet to get completed.

RRTS -train (representational)

NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): National Capital  Region Transportation Corporation (NCRTC) is chasing a deadline of 2024-end or 2025 to operationalise the stretch falling in Delhi. 

RRTS Delhi Stretch  

The 14 km of RRTS stretch falling in Delhi is divided into elevated and underground alignments. The track laying work on the stretch is going in full swing while the underground section falling in Delhi remains incomplete. 

The 3 stations 

The Delhi stretch of the RRTS has 3 stations- Sarai Kale Khan, New Ashok Nagar and Anand Vihar. It also has a stabling yard in Jangpura, which the NCRTC aims to convert into a full-fledged station. 

Ghaziabad-Meerut stretch 

The stretch running between Ghaziabad and Meerut will be operationalised by March. Currently, Trial runs are going on in full swing on the stretch while the NCRTC aims to get the CMRS inspection done for the stretch once the trains achieve a design speed of 180 Kmph in the next month. 

Delhi-Meerut RRTS 

As per the MoS statement, the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS has incurred an expenditure amounting to Rs 18,160.81 crore, nearly 59.9% of the total fund allocated for the Corridor. 

The Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) is a comprehensive mass rapid transit network spanning 82.15 kilometres, linking Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan with Ghaziabad and Meerut. The construction of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor is currently in progress, with a total expenditure of nearly Rs 30,000 crore. Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the initial phase of the priority corridor, covering 17 kilometres and featuring five stations: Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai, and Duhai Depot.

On October 20th, Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially launched India’s first RAPIDX train, Namo Bharat, off Sahibabad Station. These trains are engineered to reach a maximum speed of 180 km/h, offering ticket prices ranging from Rs 20 to Rs 50 for standard coaches and Rs 50 to Rs 100 for premium coaches.

The RRTS initiative encompasses semi-high-speed rail corridors connecting Delhi to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, Alwar in Rajasthan, and Panipat in Haryana.

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