Rajasthan Government Approves Delhi-Gurugram-SNB RRTS corridor

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The Rajasthan government approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor — the first phase of the Delhi-Alwar RRTS project, an official said. The Haryana government had already approved the corridor in February this year.

About Delhi-Gurugram-SNB RRTS corridor

  • An official of the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) said,”The Rajasthan government Saturday approved the Detailed Project Report of the Delhi-Gurugram-SNB (Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror Urban Complex) Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor.”
  • The NCRTC Board, which is the implementing agency for the project, had approved the DPR of the 106-km-long Delhi-Guruguram-SNB corridor in December 2018.
  • The Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor will be elevated for about 71 km (11 stations), the remaining 35 km (5 stations) will be constructed underground, mostly in Delhi and Gurugram.
  • One of the 3 RRTS corridors prioritised for implementation, Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor is also to be implemented in 3 stages.
    • In stage-1 of the Delhi-Alwar RRTS corridor, the Delhi–Gurugram–SNB Urban Complex will be constructed.
    • In stage-2, it will be extended from SNB Urban Complex to Sotanala
    • In stage-3, it will be further extended from SNB Urban Complex to Alwar
  • Implementation of the RRTS will provide the much-needed additional public transport infrastructure to the national capital region to address issues of congestion, air pollution and catalyse balanced and sustainable regional development.
  • The NCRTC said, this will clear the way towards execution of 106km RRTS Corridor, which will be interoperable with Delhi-Meerut corridor and brings delhi airport, gurugram, Manesar, daruhera, Bawal etc. on RRTS Map.
  • This corridor will converge with other RRTS corridors in Sarai Kale Khan and will be interoperable, facilitating commuters’ movement from one corridor to another without the hassle of changing trains.

RRTS Trains-

  • RRTS trains with design speed of 180kmph, operation speed of 160kmph and average speed of 100kmph will be available at a frequency of every 5-10 minutes.
  • The infrastructure is being designed for up to 9 coaches train.
  • These trains will be air conditioned with transverse seating and overhead luggage space for commuter comfort.
  • There would be priority seating arrangements for people with special needs, an exclusive coach for women travelers and a business class coach in every train to encourage people to leave their cars for public transport.
  • This high-speed, high-frequency, high-capacity RRTS corridor will not only offer mass transit benefits but also bring in wide range of economic benefits to the society including effectively curbing pollution, improving safety & reliability of commute and creating employment as well as new economic opportunities.

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