First trainset of India’s first RRTS dispatched from Savli, Gujarat, soon to arrive at Duhai Depot

The trainset was loaded on a trailer at the manufacturing factory of Alstom in Gujarat and will be brought to the Duhai Depot, Ghaziabad via road.

RRTS train
RRTS train

GHAZIABAD (Metro Rail News): The first Trainset of India’s first RRTS has been dispatched from Savli, Gujarat and it is going to arrive soon at Duhai Depot. The delivery of this trainset started from Savli, Gujarat. The trainset was loaded on a trailer at the manufacturing factory of Alstom in Gujarat and will be brought to the Duhai Depot, Ghaziabad via road.

The first trainset of RRTS was handed over to NCRTC on 7th May, 2022 at an event organised at the manufacturing unit in the presence Manoj Joshi, Secretary MoHUA and Chairman NCRTC along with Vinay Kumar Singh, MD, NCRTC, and other dignitaries of NCRTC and Alstom.

The Duhai Depot, Ghaziabad is gearing up for its arrival. The tracks have been laid out, shades prepared for the workshop and preparations are being made for the testing of the train at the Depot. For the operation of the RRTS trains, an administrative building has also been constructed in the Depot.

For the testing and the maintenance of the RRTS trains, 11 stabling lines, 2 workshop lines, 3 Internal-Bay Lines (IBL) and one Heavy Internal Cleaning (HEC) line are being constructed. The construction of one workshop and one IBL line is in the final stage, while the construction of the rest of the lines has been completed.

Alstom has been awarded the contract of manufacturing the RRTS trains under Make In India initiative, as per which they would be delivering 40 trainsets, including 10 three-car trainsets for Meerut Metro, bundled with rolling stock maintenance for 15 years. The contract also includes designing, supplying, installing, testing, and commissioning Signalling and Train Control, Supervision, Platform Screen Doors, and Telecommunication Systems for the entire Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor.

The features of this RRTS train are listed below.

The trainsets, with their sleek and modern design, will be lightweight equipped with a regenerative braking system and compatible with Automatic Train Protection (ATP), Automatic Train Control (ATC), and Automatic Train Operations (ATO). The regenerative braking system is an important feature of these trains, which generates electricity when the brakes are applied and the power goes back to the electric grid through the overhead traction of the train system.

RRTS is the first-of-its-kind system in which trains, with a design speed of 180 kmph, will be available every 5 – 10 minutes and cover the distance between Delhi and Meerut in 55 minutes. NCRTC has taken the initiative of building a huge network of networks by seamlessly connecting the various public transit systems in NCR. With Multi-Modal-Integration, RRTS stations will have seamless integration with Metro stations, railway stations, and bus depots, wherever possible.

NCRTC is planning to commence trial runs on the Priority Section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor by the end of this year.

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