Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on Friday, 8th March 2019, laid the foundation stones for the construction of India’s first RRTS (Regional Rapid Transit System) between Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut and the Meerut Metro Service at Sikandarpur in Ghaziabad.
- Cost : INR 30,274
- Scheduled to operate by 2024.
- Speed : 160 km per hour with an average speed of 100 km.
- Frequency : 5 and 10 minutes and there would be an RRTS station every 5-10 km.
- Features : All RRTS trains have equipped with all modern facilities like A/C,CCTV surveillance, mobile, laptop charging points and luggage space. All stations and trains will have universal access for the differently abled & each train will have a business class and a women’s coach.The rapid rail would offer high-speed, high-frequency, safe, reliable, comfortable and green public transit.
- Both the rapid and the metro will run on this corridor in Meerut.
Journey Details :
- On completion, the 82 kilometer stretch between Delhi and Meerut will be covered in less than an hour.
- Starting from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi, the corridor will go up to Modipuram in Meerut, joining many urban areas such as Anand Vihar in Delhi, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Muradnagar and Modinagar in U.P.
Meerut Metro Details :
- The Meerut Metro will have 12 stations in a 18 kilometre stretch between Modipuram and Meerut South on the RRTS infrastructure.
- Building the Meerut Metro on the RRTS infrastructure will result in an overall cost of saving approximately Rs 6,300 crore.
- The Meerut Metro will also run underground in high crowded areas like Bramhapuri, Meerut Central, Bhaisali and Begumpul.
Other Modes of Transport :
- The RRTS stations will be integrated with other modes of transports.
- All the 3 corridors of the Phase I of RRTS will be inter-operable so that the passengers do not need to change trains from one to the other corridor.
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