‘Made In India’ Alstom Trainsets For Delhi – Meerut RRTS To Be Handed To NCRTC Today

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The first trainset of India’s RRTS corridor is ready and will be handed over to NCRTC (National Capital Region Transport Corporation) on May 7, 2022

Under the Make in India initiative, 100 per cent of these state-of-the-art RRTS trainsets are being manufactured in India at the Alstom’s factory at Savli in Gujarat.

 

The first trainset of India’s RRTS corridor is ready and will be handed over to NCRTC (National Capital Region Transport Corporation) today (May 7, 2022) in a function to be held in the presence of the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary.

Under the Make in India initiative, 100 per cent of these state-of-the-art RRTS trainsets are being manufactured in India at the Alstom’s factory at Savli in Gujarat.

After the handing over of the trains to NCRTC by Alstom, these trainsets will be brought on the large trailers to the Duhai depot being developed at Ghaziabad at a rapid pace for the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut RRTS corridor.

All facilities of operation and maintenance of these trainsets are nearing completion at this depot.

A ceremony of handing over the manufactured trainsets to NCRTC is being organised at the manufacturing plant of Alstom (earlier Bombardier) on Saturday, where the keys of the RRTS trainsets will be handed over to NCRTC.

The interiors and the commuter-centric features of India’s first RRTS trains were unveiled on March 16, 2022, at the Duhai Depot, Ghaziabad. These RRTS trains will be the fastest in India, with a design speed of 180kmph, an operational speed of 160 kmph and an average speed of 100 kmph.

The modern RRTS trains will have ergonomically designed 2×2 transverse cushioned seating, wide standing space, luggage racks, CCTV cameras, laptop/mobile charging facility, dynamic route maps, auto control ambient lighting system, heating ventilation and air conditioning System (HVAC) and other amenities.

The air-conditioned RRTS trains will have Standard and Premium class (one coach per train) and one coach reserved for women commuters.

The manufacturing facility at Savli will be delivering a total of 210 cars for the first RRTS corridor. This includes trainsets for operating regional transit services on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor and for local transit services in Meerut.

The construction work on the RRTS corridor is going in full swing. After the arrival of the trains, initial trial runs are expected to commence on the priority section by the end of this year. The 17 km Priority Section between Sahibabad and Duhai will be commissioned by 2023 and the entire corridor by 2025.