Delhi-Meerut RRTS look unveiled on Friday; Will cut Delhi-Meerut travel time to 1/3

  • | Friday | 25th September, 2020

The RRTS will be a lightweight and fully air-conditioned train with a design speed of 180 Kmph.

The first look of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut regional rapid transit system (RRTS) is unveiled on Friday by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

The RRTS will be a lightweight and fully air-conditioned train with a design speed of 180 Kmph.

Each car will have six automatic plug-in type wide doors, three on each side (Business Class will have four such doors, two on each side) for ease of access and exit. The RRTS trains will have transverse 2x2 seating with adequate legroom, optimized aisle width with grab handles, and grab poles for a comfortable journey for standing passengers, overhead luggage rack, mobile/laptop charging sockets and onboard Wi-Fi among other computer-centric features. 

"New Delhi’s iconic Lotus Temple is an epitome of sustainability as its design allows flow of natural sources of light and air circulation. On similar lines, RRTS rolling stock will have lighting and temperature control systems to enhance the passenger experience with less energy consumption. Equipped with modern amenities, the RRTS rolling stock will be a unique amalgamation of new-age technology and India’s rich heritage," stated NCRTC. 

Speaking at the unveiling event, Vinay Kumar Singh said, “The rolling stock of India’s first RRTS has been designed with a vision to fulfil the aspirations of the New India. RRTS rolling stock will be energy-efficient with about 30% regeneration during braking. NCRTC has awarded the rolling stock work with an integrated long term comprehensive maintenance by the manufacturer, thus leveraging the benefits of life cycle costing. I am confident that RRTS will prove to be transport backbone for the people of NCR and will define a new benchmark in the transport sector enabling the overall growth of the region".

The RRTS corridor will significantly bring down the travel time between Delhi-Meerut from 3-4 hours to less than an hour.

The priority section of the corridor is targeted to be commissioned in 2023, while the entire corridor will be commissioned in 2025.

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