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India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System train is all set to be handed over to NCRTC at Savli in Gujarat

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) received India’s first semi-high speed train set for Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) at Alstom’s Savli project in Gujarat on 9th May. 

 

Key Points:

  • The RRTS train sets are manufactured under the Make In India initiative and can run at a top speed of 180 kilometres per hour. 
  • The train set will be brought to Duhai Depot in Uttar Pradesh and maintained and operated from there.
  • The train is fully air-conditioned and has several modern commuter-centric features, including cushioned seating, laptop-mobile charging, luggage racks and a dynamic route map.
  • The train is fully air-conditioned and has several modern commuter-centric features, including cushioned seating, laptop-mobile charging, luggage racks and a dynamic route map. 
  • The NCRTC implementing agency of India’s first RRTS corridor between Delhi and Meerut.
  •  The construction work on the 82-kilometre-long corridor is now under construction. 
  • The 17 km long priority area between Sahibabad and Duhai is targeted to be operational by 2023, and the full corridor to be fully operational by 2025.

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