Delhi Government Releases Its Share of RRTS Expenditure to NCRTC 

Delhi government releases Rs 415 Crore to NCRTC through its transport department.

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NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Delhi government released its share of Rs 415 Crore to the Regional Rapid Transit System  (RRTS) through its transport department on Friday. Kailash Gahlot, Transportation Minister in the Delhi Government, has shared the information. 

Court Orders

Last week, the Apex court ordered the Delhi government to release its share of funds for the RRTS project to NCRTC, failing which its ad budget will be allocated for that purpose. The court had also expressed disappointment with the Delhi government, owing to Non-compliance with its earlier orders. 

The delay caused by Finance Secretary 

In a statement, the Delhi government informed that the Finance Secretary had caused the delay as it had already sent the file to the concerned authority for approval. The remaining funds were awaiting clearance from the Finance Secretary. 

RRTS

The Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) is a mass rapid transit network that spans 82.15 kilometres, linking Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to Ghaziabad and Meerut. The ongoing construction of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor, with a total budget of Rs 30,000 crore, is in progress. The initial phase of the priority corridor, covering 17 kilometres, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi and includes five stations: Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guildhall, Duhai, and Duhai Depot.

On October 20th, Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially launched India’s first RAPIDX train, Namo Bharat, departing from Sahibabad Station. These trains are designed to operate at a maximum speed of 180 kmph, and ticket prices range from Rs 20 to Rs 50 for standard coaches and Rs 50 to Rs 100 for premium coaches.

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


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