The National Capital Regional Transport Corporation (NCRTC) made a presentation giving overview of RRTS in general and Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Corridor of RRTS in particular. The scheme, plans, transformational benefits of project to citizens and role of project in balanced and sustainable economic development of the region were highlighted. RRTS, once implemented will be the fastest, safest and most comfortable backbone of transport with seamless, multimodal inter-connectivity across NCR leading to all around development of the region. The project will incentivize direct, indirect and induced employment. This would also open up new markets and new opportunities. The project will not only reduce the travel time between Delhi and Meerut to less than 60 minutes which is presently far more through other modes but would also be beneficial in reducing pollution and congestion effectively in the region.
Pre-construction activities are almost completed, tender for utility diversions, road widening etc. are under finalization, bids for civil construction of the first phase of16.5 kms had already been invited and NCRTC is fully geared up to start construction activities soon.