RRTS Update: UK Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) officials visit Anand Vihar and Duhai Depot

A delegation of officials from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) visited NCRTC’s corporate office GatiShakti Bhawan and held discussions with the Managing Director and Directors of NCRTC.

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  • The UK FCDO manages the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF) which had given Technical Assistance grant of USD 2.89 Million for consultancy, equipment, and works covering a range of activities related to climate change resilience planning and project development in the Delhi-Meerut RRTS project.

  • The delegation also visited project sites at Anand Vihar and Duhai Depot. The delegation appreciated the progress of activities undertaken by NCRTC to incorporate environment-friendly and sustainable designs in the project.

  • FCDO officials extended their continued support and assistance to NCRTC for measures which further the objectives of climate change resilience and risk mitigation.

  • The FCDO delegation was accompanied by climate change/ urban development specialists from Asian Development Bank (ADB), which is administering the Technical Assistance Grant from UCCRTF.

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- Press Release | Images Credit: NCRTC