NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): On Wednesday the National Capital Regional Transport Corporation (NCRTC) announced in a statement that the rolling stock for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS would be manufactured marking 100% local manufacturing in India.
The NCRTC told Bombardier Transportation has acquired the rolling stock for the tender. The tender expense is around Rs 2,577 cr including procurement along with maintenance of the train sets.
The air-conditioned RRTS trains would have an economy with business class and a women commuters coach reserved.
According to officials, the construction is carrying out in the corridor.
Stocks that would be manufactured through the Bombardier transportation India Private Ltd at Gujrat Savli Plant under the “Make in India” action of the central govt would begin appearing
Contract going to M/s Bombardier Transportation India Private Ltd total 40 trainsets would be manufactured in India, announced NCRTC chief public relations officer Sudhir Kumar Sharma.
RRTS train would operate at 180 kmph speed and with stations at every 5 to 10 km. It is designed that the train needs to undergo keeping in mind high acceleration & high deceleration.
“NCRTC would serve both the Rapid Rail & Metro Rail in Meerut on the same tracks. The ETCS Level two signalling system would be utilised for these trains for the 1st time to facilitate inter-operability, quick frequencies, to decrease waiting time for passengers,” an official replied.
With enough space for luggage, CCTV cameras, & other modern facilities would mark other features of the train, the NCRTC added.