New Delhi: According to plans announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) service in India would begin operating along the Delhi-Meerut line. After the official opening, the public will have access to the 17 kilometer priority portion between Sahibabad and Duhai; a further 25 km part will be added during the following six months. Additionally ready for service are the stations in Muradnagar, Modinagar North, Modinagar South, and Meerut South.
Rapid rail construction began in June 2019, and it is anticipated that the entire 82.15 km track, together with metro services in Meerut, will be operational in June 2025. The Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and New Development Bank (NDB) jointly funded the construction of the corridor, which cost 30,274 crore.
The National Capital Region’s (NCR) public transportation system is anticipated to benefit greatly from the RRTS service. With trains capable of traveling at up to 160 km/h, it will provide a quick and pleasant means of transportation between Delhi and Meerut. Additionally, the service is anticipated to lessen air pollution and traffic congestion in the NCR.
The Delhi-Meerut RRTS’s main characteristics are:
- Trains in a semi-high-speed rail system can travel at up to 160 km/h
- 82.15 km of road connects Meerut, Ghaziabad, and Delhi.
- 25 stops are located along the line.
- expected to save the amount of time it takes to get from Delhi to Meerut by up to 50%
- to carry more than 8 lakh passengers each day
- ADB, AIIB, and NDB co-financing
- The Delhi-Meerut RRTS’s effects
An important turning point in the development of India’s infrastructure is the opening of the Delhi-Meerut RRTS. Millions of individuals who reside in the NCR can anticipate the service to have a big influence on their lives.
Travel time will be cut by up to 50% thanks to the RRTS service between Delhi and Meerut. This will let commuters to travel between the two cities for work, school, and other purposes more quickly and more easily, saving them hours of time each day.
Enhanced connectivity: A quick and effective train system will connect Delhi, Ghaziabad, and Meerut with the RRTS service. People will be able to travel and conduct business more easily as a result of the increased connectivity between the three cities.
Traffic congestion should be lessened thanks to the RRTS service on the routes connecting Delhi and Meerut. This will make the area more livable and the air quality better.
Economic expansion: The NCR’s economy is predicted to expand thanks to the RRTS service. People’s commutes to work and commercial deliveries will be made simpler. Additionally, the service will open up new employment opportunities in the area.
It is anticipated that the Delhi-Meerut RRTS will significantly improve the lives of millions of people. It demonstrates India’s dedication to creating top-notch infrastructure.