Delegation of Govt. of Japan & ADB Visit the Priority Stretch of RRTS Corridor 

The delegation rode in the Namo Bharat train and reviewed the other allied initiatives.

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Delegation of Govt. of Japan & ADB Visit the Priority Stretch of RRTS Corridor
Delegation of Govt. of Japan & ADB Visit the Priority Stretch of RRTS Corridor
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NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): A delegation of senior officials from the Japanese government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) visited the recently inaugurated priority section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor on 17th November, 2023. 

The Delegation 

The delegation included Mr Daiho Fujii, Deputy Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Japanese Ministry of Finance; Mr Shigeo Shimizu, Executive Director for Japan, Asian Development Bank; Ms Nanami Shigyo, Deputy Director of Multilateral Development Banks Division, International Bureau, Japanese Ministry of Finance; and Mr Takeo Konishi, Country Director for India, Asian Development Bank, among others. 

Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, managing director of NCRTC, accompanied the delegation on its visit, among other officials. 

Activities 

The activities performed during the visit include taking a ride in the Namo Bharat trains, contributing to the plantation drive & witnessing a demonstration of the self-defence training program being conducted by NCRTC. 

Funding by ADB

The entire 82 Km stretch of the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor is being built at an estimated cost of Rs 31,632 Crore. The debt for the same is in a 60:40 equity ratio that the Asian Development has fully facilitated. Toral funds facilitated by ADB amount to  $ 1552 Million, which is approximately 45% of the total funds being used to build the project. 

Financing Source Total in Million USD Share % of total 
ADB1,049.0 30.4 
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank 500.0 14.5 
Japan Fund for for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific 3.0 0.1 
Government 1,897.7 55.0 
Total 3,449.7 100 

The Central government has contributed Rs 5,687 crore, while the Uttar Pradesh Government has given Rs 5,828 crore & over Rs 1150 crore by the Delhi government. 

RRTS

The Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) is a mass rapid transit network stretching 82.15 kilometres, connecting Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan with Ghaziabad and Meerut. The inaugural phase of the priority corridor, spanning 17 kilometres, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi. This segment includes five stations: Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guildhar, Duhai, and Duhai Depot.


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