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FIRST LOOK OF RRTS TRAINS WAS UNVEILED

FIRST LOOK OF RRTS TRAINS WAS UNVEILED

Context

The first look of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut regional rapid transit system (RRTS) was unveiled by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

Details

  • The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is one of the three prioritised RRTS corridors being implemented in phase-1.
  • It is a 82 km long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Corridor.
  • It is the first RRTS corridor being implemented in India.

About Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS)

  • It is a rail based high-speed transit system with a design speed of 180 kmph and an average speed of 100 kmph.
  • A total of 8 corridors have been identified for creating high speed RRTS links in the National Capital Region, of which 3 corridors – Delhi to Meerut, Delhi to Alwar and Delhi to Panipat - are being taken up for development in the 1st phase.

Relevance of RRTS

  • It  is one of the most suitable options to create a mass and regional rapid transport system for NCR.
  • It  would provide an efficient public transport for commuting between Delhi, Meerut, Ghaziabad and other towns enroute.
  • It is expected to bring in benefits in terms of saving in time, VOC (Vehicle Operating Cost)/fuel cost and also benefits due to improved environmental conditions, comfort and reduced accidents.

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