Implementation of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) is coming to reality


The next big thing in transportation sector after MRTS in the lives of people of Delhi and NCR is coming to reality. Implementation of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) is moving quickly to the ground.  

New Delhi: The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) and National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) has organised a stakeholder’s workshop on 22nd April, 2017 at Habitat Centre, New Delhi to discuss various aspects of Delhi-Alwar RRTS Corridor.

The workshop was addressed by Shri B.K. Tripathi, Member Secretary, NCRPB, Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Addl. Secretary (UD), MOUD and Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director, NCRTC.  Detailed presentation on the salient features of Delhi-Alwar Regional Rapid Transit System corridor were given by Team of Consultants.  The important issues were discussed.

The length of the corridor is 180.50 km in which elevated portion is (124.5 km) and underground portion is (56 km) corridor. Total 19 stations in which first 09 stations are underground and rest 10 stations after that are elevated.  The station will have universal access and will have platform screen doors for passenger’s safety. Design speed is 180 kmph while operational speed is 160 kmph and average speed is 100 kmph.

Signaling, Telecommunication and Automatic Fare Collection will have State of the Art technology. RRTS trains will have comfortable air-conditioned cars having business and economy class. This train will be available at the gap of every 5 to 10 minutes and will be very safe. Due to high modal shift RRTS will help in significant reduction of pollution and congestion on the roads of NCR and Delhi.  System will use renewable sources of energy extensively. Once operational, RRTS trains will be the fastest, the most comfortable and the safest mode of travel in NCR. It will facilitate creation of job equitable, dispersal of high end job opportunities in the NCR and improvement in the quality of life all around, thereby, decongesting Delhi and ensuring sustainable urban development.

The distance between Alwar and Delhi has been planned to be covered just in 104 minutes, Delhi-Mahipalpur (Aero city) in 12 minutes, Delhi-Manesar in 30 minutes and Delhi-Rewari in 57 minutes. The total project is planned to be completed in about 6 years’ time after approval of the DPR.  The cost of the project on the basis of year 2016 is about INR 37,539 crores, to be funded by Government of India, concerned State Governments and funding agencies

Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) consists of three prioritized corridors, which are-

  1. Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut – 90 km
  2. Delhi – Gurugram – Rewari – Alwar – 180 km and
  3. Delhi – Sonipat – Panipat – 111 km

In these the DPR for first corridor (Delhi – Meerut) has already been approved for construction by the board of NCRTC.

Source: NCRTC Press Release

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