NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) will get the Union Cabinet’s consent for its Delhi-SNB-Alwar Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS ) corridor on priority within a month.
Officials have informed that NCRTC will execute the second RRTS corridor as well for which the preparations including the detailed project report (DPR) and the pre-construction activities have already been completed.
“We will be moving for the approval (for the Delhi-Alwar corridor) from the Cabinet in a month or so. I cannot say about the approval (when it will be granted) as it is the Cabinet to decide but this is the plan so far,” Secretary in the ministry, Manoj Joshi, while attending the event organised to handover the first train set to the NCRTC by Alstom in Savli, Gujarat.
Vinay Kumar Singh, MD, NCRTC said that the preparatory work on the Delhi-SNB-Alwar corridor is already in the advanced stage.
“Approvals for utility shifting has been taken and the utility diversion work on the Delhi-SNB-Alwar corridor is nearing completion. Road widening work, shifting of pipelines and high tension lines is being done on the corridor,” Singh said.
Delhi-SNB (Shahjahanpur, Neemrana, Behror)-Alwar RRTS will start from Sarai Kale Khan and pass through INA, Munirka, Delhi airport, Gurugram, Manesar and then to Shahajahanpur along the National Highway and will then turn towards Alwar.
Singh said that they have already received most of the approvals for the corridor and now only the central government’s consent is required.
As per the NCRTC officials, the second corridor will be constructed in three phases. The first phase will cover the 107-km stretch from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to SNB Urban Complex (Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror). In the second phase, the line would be extended from SNB to Sotanala (33.3km), with Shahjahanpur, Neemrana and Behror in between. In the third phase, the corridor will be extended to Alwar in Rajasthan.In the first phase the corridor will run 83 km in Haryana, 22 km in Delhi and two km in Rajasthan. In Delhi the entire line will be underground, Singh said.