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According to NCRTC, the 82-km long Delhi-Meerut rapid rail corridor, which is the first corridor prioritized for implementation in the RRTS project, will bring down the travel time between Delhi and Meerut to 55 minutes.
FM Nirmala Sitharamam presented the Union Budget 2019 on July 5, the Modi 2.0 government has allocated a sum of Rs 974.25 crore for the regional rapid transit system (RRTS). This has been administered to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), which is the nodal implementing organization of the RRTS project.
The RRTS project will be made operational across Delhi and the national capital region. According to NCRTC the 82-km long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut rapid rail corridor, the very first corridor prioritized for implementation in the RRTS project, will bring down the travel time between Delhi and Meerut to just 55 minutes.
FM Sitharam said in Budget 2019 speech that, as the suburban train services of Indian Railways are becoming a major booster for increasing regional connectivity in big cities like Mumbai, Delhi, therefore the national transporter will be determined to invest more on the suburban railway system through the special purpose vehicle (SPV) structures like the RRTS project, proposed for the Delhi-Meerut route.
The RRTS project is a rail-based high-speed transit commuter system which will provide seamless connectivity, reducing pollution as well as congestion across the national capital and the regional nodes of the NCR. Under Phase-1 of the RRTS project of NCRTC,
This article first appeared on www.metrorailnews.in
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