CHANDIGARH(Metro Rail News): The Haryana government has recently approved Delhi – Panipat RRTS. The project will now be considered by the state government of the Delhi , before submission to the Indian government for final approval.
Following approval, the project is expected to take around six years to complete, and will be carried out in two stages:
Sarai Kale Khan, NCT – Murthal (58km), and Murthal – Panipat (45km).
The 1435mm-gauge, mostly elevated line will serve 17 stations, and will have an operating speed of 160km/h, enabling end-to-end journey times of 65 minutes. The line will be electrified at 25kV 50Hz ac. The line is expected to boost the economy of the region, as well as improve access to healthcare and education for residents along the route according to recent updates.
The line will enhance transport links to academic institutions such as Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology, the IITM Group of Institutions, Ashoka University, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Sonipat Campus, and hospitals such as the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Park Hospital.