Date Of Post: 26 Feb, 2018
New Delhi: The NCRTC (National Capital Regional Transport Corporation) has aligned Meerut Metro’s North-South Corridor with RRTS network of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut that will save Rs 6,300 crore of the public exchequer. Earlier, as per Detailed Project Report of Meerut Metro, the original estimated cost for Corridor-I from Partapur to Modipuram was Rs 8,388 crore.
- NCRTC said in a release,”Under the new plan, since this Metro line is parallel to RRTS network of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Corridor, UP government has accepted the proposal of NCRTC, and asked it to run this metro line on RRTS ( Regional Rail Transit System) network itself by doing necessary modifications.”
- It said, it will not only help the government save over Rs 6,300 crore but also decongest the heavy road traffic on the 90-km long stretch between Delhi & Meerut.
- NCRTC, which is the executing agency, will add 6 stations on its existing alignment exclusively for metro operations in Meerut.
The 6 stations are-
- MES Colony
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