Uttar Pradesh government has allocated Rs 1,306 crore for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) corridor in the State Budget 2023, presented today (22 February).
Earlier this month, the government of India had allocated Rs 3,596 crore to the RRTS project in the Union Budget 2023.
The 17-km long priority section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor is going to be operationalised this year and National Capital Region Transport Corporation Ltd (NCRTC) aims to open the entire corridor by 2025.
At present, NCRTC is carrying out train testing in the priority section to test various components of the RRTS.
The priority section of the corridor has five stations, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai and Duhai Depot.
The construction of these stations is in the advanced stages and soon they will be ready for operations.
All four Trainsets required for the RRTS corridor had already been stationed at the depot, acquired from the Alstom plant at Savli in Gujarat.