Sahibabad to Duhai section of Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor to be opened by 2023

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A section of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS (Regional Rapid Transit System) corridor from Sahibabad to Duhai is likely to be opened by March 2023, according to reports. The deadline for the entire project from Sarai Kale Khan to Meerut is March 2024.

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  • Once completed, the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor will reduce the travel time between Delhi and Meerut to just 55 minutes, according to NCRTC.
  • Earlier this year, the government approved construction of a worth Rs 30,274 crore RRTS project to connect the national capital with Meerut through Ghaziabad (in Uttar Pradesh).
  • The NCRTC (National Capital Region Transport Corporation) is the implementing agency of the RRTS projects.
  • The 82 kilometer-stretch will be covered in less than 60 minutes.
  • The RRTS is a first-of-its-kind, rail-based, high-speed regional transit system to be implemented in India.
  • Once operational, it will be the fastest, most comfortable and safest mode of commuter transport in the National Capital Region (NCR).
  • The RRTS trains with operational speed of 160 kmph and an average speed of 100 kmph, will be available at a frequency of every 5-10 minutes.
  • The estimated 82 km long Delhi-Meerut Corridor would be passing through one of the most densely populated sections of the National Capital Region connecting Delhi to Uttar Pradesh.
  • The corridor would be beneficial for the development of the region and help connect the large number of townships and centres of economic activity that are already planned along this corridor.

ADB agrees to fund Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor and 4 Metro projects in India

Date : May 1, 2019

New Delhi: Asian Development Bank (ADB) has given in-principle nod for financing four Metro Rail projects and a Rs 30,000 crore Rapid Rail corridor between Delhi and Meerut as part of its effort to improve urban transport system in India.

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  • ADB Director General (South Asia) Hun Kim said, simultaneous discussion are going on with other multi-lateral funding agencies for co-financing of these large urban transport projects in India including Bhopal and Indore Metro projects.
  • In addition, other projects especially expansion of Chennai and Bengaluru Metro are also under consideration, he said at the Annual Meet of ADB.
  • Kim said,”ADB has in-principle agreed to finance these projects with the Centre, which is the guarantor. It depends on the client. If they complete the formalities, we’re ready to go (for final approval from the board).”
  • ADB has funded Jaipur Metro and expansion of Mumbai Metro in the past.
  • On rapid rail project between Delhi and Meerut (in Uttar Pradesh), he said Regional Rapid Transport System (RRTS) is a huge project and ADB is looking to co-finance with other multi-lateral funding agencies including Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
  • Earlier this year, the government approved construction of a worth Rs 30,274 crore RRTS project to connect the national capital with Meerut through Ghaziabad (in Uttar Pradesh).
  • The 82 kilometer-stretch will be covered in less than 60 minutes.

  • The RRTS is a first-of-its-kind, rail-based, high-speed regional transit system to be implemented in India.
  • Once operational, it will be the fastest, most comfortable and safest mode of commuter transport in the National Capital Region (NCR).
  • Kim emphasised that financing logistics projects will also be a priority area for the bank.
  • “We want to be a bank for logistics,” he said, pointing to the Vizag-Chennai and the Chennai-Kanyakumari industrial corridors where the ADB is involved in financing preparation of the master plan.
  • The bank is planning to lend USD 500 million each for energy projects, and the Chennai Metro Phase-II, he added.

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