RRTS Update: Senior officials from Japan and Asian Development Bank visit newly inaugurated priority section of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Corridor

A delegation of senior officials from Government of Japan and Asian Development Bank (ADB) visited the recently inaugurated priority section of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor.

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The delegation included Mr. Daiho Fujii, Deputy Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Japanese Ministry of Finance; Mr. Shigeo Shimizu, Executive Director for Japan; Mr. Nanami Shigyo, Deputy Director of Multilateral Development Banks Division, International Bureau, Japanese Ministry of Finance; and Mr. Takeo Konishi, Country Director for India, Asian Development Bank (ADB), among others. Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director, NCRTC, and other senior officials of NCRTC accompanied them on the visit. 

  • The delegation took a ride on India’s first Namo Bharat train from Sahibabad to Duhai Depot RRTS station. At the RRTS Depot in Duhai, the delegation planted trees and saw a demonstration of the self-defence training programs being conducted by NCRTC and ADB under the JFPR initiative for students of women colleges.

  • Further, at ‘Aparimit’, the innovation centre, at Duhai Depot, team NCRTC demonstrated several new-age technologies like AR, VR which have been implemented in this first-of-its-kind project.

  • Shri Singh along with other senior NCRTC officials gave an overview of the efforts being taken for decarbonization and improving energy mix in favour of renewable sources, and the programs being conducted for gender sensitization of the O&M staff as well as for the operators of last mile connectivity services.

  • The officials of the delegation also appreciated the initiatives being taken to provide a safe & comfortable regional travel experience, the new-age Namo Bharat trains, and the innovative technologies being brought in for the RRTS project which are set to prove revolutionary for the transport & infrastructure sector not just in the country but even globally.

Source: NCRTC- Press Release | Images Credit: NCRTC