Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate and flag off the train for Duhai to Modi Nagar North RRTS section

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate a significant addition to the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut RRTS corridor, spanning 17 kilometres from Duhai to Modi Nagar North. The ceremony will include the remote flagging off of the Namo Bharat train from Muradnagar RRTS station, facilitated through video conferencing from Kolkata.

More Details:

With this, an additional 17 km stretch from Duhai to Modi Nagar North on the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut RRTS corridor, beyond the operational priority section, will be ready for operations. This extension encompasses three stations: Murad Nagar, Modi Nagar South, and Modi Nagar North. With the inauguration of this additional 17 km section, Namo Bharat services will be seamlessly available on 34 km of the Delhi – Meerut RRTS corridor, incorporating eight stations from Sahibabad to Modinagar North.

The foundation stone for India’s inaugural RRTS corridor, linking Delhi to Meerut, was laid by the Prime Minister in March 2019. The same was started for passenger operations by the PM in October 2023.

Align with PM Gati Shakti:

  • Aligned with the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan, the RRTS stations are being seamlessly integrated with airports, railway stations, metro stations, ISBTs, and city bus stops, creating a network of networks of public transit systems.
  • This transformative approach to regional mobility aims to decentralise economic activity, improve access to employment, education, and healthcare, and significantly reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.

Significance of the Project:

  • The newly added 17 km stretch of the Namo Bharat train service extends the coverage of the Delhi – Meerut RRTS corridor beyond its initial operational priority section. This expansion is poised to boost regional connectivity, making commuting within the area more convenient and seamless.

  • The RRTS, a cutting-edge rail-based transit system, boasts a design speed of 180 kmph and operation speed of 160 kmph. It is geared towards bridging distances within the National Capital Region (NCR), bringing communities and destinations closer.
  • The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, stretching over 82 km, will shrink travel time between Delhi and Meerut to less than an hour. Passing through urban hubs like Ghaziabad, Muradnagar, and Modinagar, it promises to revolutionise regional transportation.


The inauguration of the Duhai to Modi Nagar North RRTS section underlines the government’s commitment to enhancing regional connectivity and modernising transportation infrastructure. This milestone marks a significant step towards achieving the vision of accessible, efficient, and sustainable transportation networks for the citizens of the National Capital Region.

Source: NCRTC- Press Release | Images Credit: NCRTC

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