Delhi-Meerut RRTS Rapid Rail Smashes India’s Speed Record with 160 kmph Trial Run

The railway line is currently being built, and it will run from Delhi to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh through Ghaziabad, Modinagar, and Muzzafarnagar. Although the NCRTC will use new trainsets with a peak speed of 180 kmph on the RRTS line, the tracks still need to be ready to test the trains to their full potential.

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NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The first rapid urban network in India will be the high-speed rail system connecting Delhi and Meerut is completed. The railway line is currently being built, and it will run from Delhi to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh through Ghaziabad, Modinagar, and Muzzafarnagar. Although the NCRTC will use new trainsets with a peak speed of 180 kmph on the RRTS line, the tracks still need to be ready to test the trains to their full potential. A video of India’s first fast regional rail traveling at 150 kph past an RRTS railway station still under construction has since appeared on Twitter.

This demonstrates that the RRTS trains will overtake the Vande Bharat Express as the fastest rail in India once fully operational. Although the Vande Bharat Express is also intended to reach a high speed of 180 kmph, the top speed of the Vande Bharat trains is only 130 kmph due to safety restrictions on the rails. The RRTS, on the other hand, will be an elevated railway line without any disturbance from the public and may easily reach speeds of more than 150 kmph.

In a split second, the RRTS train arrives at the station and departs. The reported speed is between 150 and 160 kmph. The RRTS trains will be India’s first regional rapid rail and the quickest metro trains. The parent organisation of Delhi-Meerut Rapid Rail, NCRTC, is now doing test runs at Duhai Depot.

Alstom, the company that makes rapid rail on this route, just delivered four new trainsets to the depot. By 2025, it is intended that the full Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS will be running. The NCRTC had said that the Duhai-Sahibabad priority segment in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, is anticipated to be operational by early 2023.

The first Alstom trainset arrived at National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) on June 3, 2022, after travelling by road for ten days, having been despatched from Savli in Gujarat. Modi presented the NCRTC with the first train set of the RRTS during a ceremony held at the production facility in Savli, in the Vadodara district.

The Delhi-Ghaziabad Rapid Rail Transit System’s (RRTS) first rake recently passed a night experiment. The footage was tweeted, making internet users even more impatient for the train’s arrival.

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