The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is likely to facilitate freight movement on its RRTS (Regional Rapid Transit System) corridors, an official said on Tuesday. The NCRTC is the executing agency of the RRTS projects.
- He said, logistics services through RRTS would be “an excellent option” especially for transporting time-sensitive commodities which also face issues related to inadequate availability of cold-chain infrastructure.
- The NCRTC organised a consultation meeting with logistics industry to deliberate on the ‘Provision of Logistics Services through RRTS corridors in National Capital Region’.
- The official said, representatives from various logistics organisations, including Amazon, Flipkart, BigBasket, CONCOR, Delhivery participated and shared valuable insights.
- Given its network, the RRTS has “strong potential” to also become a preferred partner for e-commerce logistics, they said. “… the system which is primarily being implemented for commuter movement is planning to utilise its capacity during lean period for freight movement.
- As per the NCRTC, RRTS is envisioned to serve as a more sustainable alternative for urban freight movement in the NCR by handling goods at its depots.
- The official said,”There are depots proposed along Phase-I RRTS corridors at the strategic locations –Duhai and Modipuram depots on Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor, Murthal and Panipat depots on Delhi-Panipat corridor and Dharuhera depot on Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor.”
- Commuters will be able to travel on the country’s first rail rapid transit corridor in over 3 years from now as its 17-km-long Duhai-Sahibabad section in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad is expected to be operational by early 2023.
- The entire Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, spanning 82 km, will be operational by 2025.