RAPIDX: Delhi-NCR’s RRTS Network Gets A Name


The upcoming Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) has been branded as RAPIDX.

The system’s new name RAPIDX is reflected on National Capital Region Transport Corporation’s (NCRTC) website which is carrying out the RRTS project. The same was also announced via a banner on their social media accounts.

“RAPIDX, with an operational speed of 160 kmph, will put life on a fast track in NCR. The vision to connect people and places at a faster pace, is all set to realise soon,” read a message from the NCRTC.

“With high-speed high-frequency high-throughput regional connectivity across NCR, RAPIDX — India’s first Regional Rail will bring People & Places closer,” read the message.


The RRTS is a new, rail-based, dedicated, high capacity, comfortable commuter service. With a design speed of 180 kmph and an average speed of 100 kmph, it aims to connect regional nodes in NCR.

In the first phase of the project, three corridors, namely, Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut, Delhi-SNB (Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror Urban Complex)-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat are under implementation.

The 82-km long Delhi-Meerut corridor is one of the three priority corridors of Phase-1 planned in the NCR and is expected to be operational by 2025.

RRTS Route Map

In the next phase(s), five additional RAPIDX lines will be developed. These are Delhi–Faridabad–Ballabgarh-Palwal, Ghaziabad–Khurja, Delhi- Bahadurgarh-Rohtak, Ghaziabad-Hapur and Delhi-Shahdara-Baraut.

The NCRTC which works under the administrative control of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and is executing the RRTS project is a joint venture of the Government of India (50 per cent) and state governments of Haryana (12.5 per cent), NCT Delhi (12.5 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (12.5 per cent) and Rajasthan (12.5 per cent).