Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh, along with Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director, NCRTC, visited the 17-km long Priority Section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor and took stock of the implementation progress.
- They were also accompanied by other senior officers of the Uttar Pradesh Government and NCRTC.
- Chief Secretary complimented Team NCRTC for the efforts being made for the quality and timely implementation of the project, in spite of severe waves of COVID-19.
- He was apprised that the team will implement the entire corridor of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut ahead of the scheduled target of June 2025.
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.
- 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- Press Release | Images Credit: NCRTC