Haryana Government has decided to extend Delhi-Panipat RRTS Corridor upto Karnal for seamless transport facilities throughout the entire NCR. A decision to this effect was taken in the meeting chaired by Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar regarding Implementation of Delhi-Panipat RRTS Corridor.
- In the meeting, the CM was apprised that under the Functional Plan on Transport for NCR-2032, 8 RRTS corridors will be constructed.
- However, in the first phase, 3 corridors will be constructed:
- It was informed that a 103 km long Delhi-Panipat corridor will have 17 RRTS stations (including Sarai kale khan).
- Earlier Panipat North Station was the last station, however, the Chief Minister directed the officers concerned to extend this corridor upto Karnal with a provision for a station at Gharaunda as well.
- The total alignment of these 3 RRTS corridors is 291.67 kilometers, out of which more than 50% is in Haryana, i.e, 149.31 Kilometers.
- Therefore after the completion of these corridors, the commuters of Gurugram, Rewari, Sonipat, Panipat, and Karnal would be largely benefited.
- This corridor aims to connect Delhi to Sonipat, Gannaur, Samalkha, Panipat, and Karnal and is expected to cut down travel time.
- The RRTS stations will be seamlessly integrated with other transport modes like Airport, Railway, Metro and ISBTs, etc.