New Delhi (Metro Rail News): Union minister of state for animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries, Sanjeev Balyan has again raised the demand for extension of the proposed Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor from Meerut to Muzaffarnagar while claiming that his repeated requests to the UP government in this regard have gone unheeded.
“I have sent at least 15 reminders and letters to the UP government in the past one year to include Muzaffarnagar in the corridor but there has been no positive response,” Balyan was reported saying.
The BJP MP from Muzaffarnagar said he recently raised the issue in a meeting with officials of Union housing and urban affairs ministry on July 30. “I told Hardeep Singh Puri, that a proposed RRTS station — Daurala — in Meerut is just 40 km from Muzaffarnagar. If the corridor passed through Muzaffarnagar, it would also provide better connectivity to pilgrims to two holy cities of Haridwar and Shukratal,” the minister said.
According to the ministerPanipat and Muzaffarnagar are now included in the national capital region (NCR) and a project like RRTS would provide better connectivity to the national capital for these regions, allowing government and private sector employees to frequently travel from these townships to Ghaziabad and Delhi.