Shri Urjit R. Patel, Vice President of AIIB visits Delhi section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad – Meerut RRTS corridor

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Shri Urjit R. Patel, Vice President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), along with Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director, NCRTC, visited some of the important sites in the Delhi section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor. AIIB is one of the multilateral funding agencies for the country’s first RRTS corridor.

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  • Team NCRTC gave him an overview of the Sarai Kale Khan RRTS Station, where all the three corridors of RRTS Phase 1 will converge and be interoperable.
  • Shri Patel also took note of various activities like working of Tunnel Boring Machines and implementation of Multi-Modal-Integration scheme at Anand Vihar RRTS Station.
  • Further, He visited the Casting Yard and got an overview of pre-casting of segments for the underground sections of the RRTS corridor.

  • Shri Patel interacted with the on-ground engineers and acknowledged the quality work being done and fast pace of construction progress.
  • He also appreciated the adoption of various new-age technologies for the implementation of this transformative project.

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

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