RRTS update: India’s first regional rail makes a maiden test run on its depot tracks

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NCRTC achieved an important milestone towards bringing in India’s first Regional Rail on time.

More details:

  • RRTS trainset did a maiden test run on its depot tracks. The trainset was fed by the recently charged NCRTC’s 25 kV Traction system.
  • Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, MD, NCRTC, along with senior management team was onboard the train during this test run. Team NCRTC is gearing up to opening the Priority Section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor for the public, ahead of schedule.
  • During this testing, the newly commissioned LTE communication network was also successfully demonstrated.
  • Shri Singh congratulated the directors and head of the departments for achieving this feat.

About Delhi-Meerut RRTS Corridor:

  • The Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor is approximately 82 km long corridor with 25 stations, which will cover the distance from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to Modipuram in Meerut in about 60 minutes (Currently, it takes around 3 hours to commute from Delhi to Meerut).
  • The total project completion cost of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is about INR 30274 Crore.
  • RRTS is a rail based high-speed transit system with a design speed of 180 kmph and an average speed of 100 kmph.
  • Once operational, it will be the fastest, most comfortable and safest mode of commuter transport in NCR.

About NCRTC:

  • National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is a Joint Venture of Government of India and State Governments of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh and is mandated for designing, developing, implementing, financing, operating and maintaining Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) projects in the National Capital Region (NCR) to provide comfortable and fast transit to NCR towns and meet the high growth in transport demand.

Source: NCRTC | Image Credit (representational): NCRTC

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