Delhi-Meerut RRTS (Regional Rapid Transport System), nation’s first RRTS being laid in between Delhi-Meerut-Ghaziabad in the National Capital Region (NCR).
The track for the new routes will have an indigenously developed ballastless tracks, the new tracks are suitable for high speed trains up to 180 Kmph and require low maintenance, which will reduce life cycle costs, NRCTC official said to PTI.
Another official said, these tracks are used for first time in India, first track will be laid on 17 km long priority lane between Shahibabad-Duhai, which will be operational by 2023, and construction of viaduct and other civil constructions at Duhai depot has already begun.
The dedicated factor for production of these tracks will commence production soon within decided time period.
RRTS will be developed in a way to integrate multimodal transport, with airports, railway stations, bus terminals and metro and city bus terminals, which will make commuting hassle-free, and in all RRTS trains a one coach will be reserved for women.
NCRTC has also entered an agreement with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for development of indigenous platform screen doors, these platform screen doors will act as safety barriers in crowd management system, as trains will move frequently at very fast pace.
The indigenous screen used in RRTS in also first of its kind to be developed in India, screen doors used in metros, bus etc were imported.
The 82 km long Delhi-Meerut RRTS will be completely operational by 2025, this will reduce Delhi to Meerut travel time to mere 55 minutes, will have an operational speed up to 160 Kmph, the whole project costs Rs. 30,274 crore, using 100 per cent indigenously developed aerodynamic trains, and is expected to have more than 1 million daily commuters in next two decades.
Other RRTS corridors are also being developed to connect Delhi-Gurugram-SNB-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat, DPRs (Detailed Project Reports) are submitted to central and respective state governments, and are under active consideration.