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 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.