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PM to Launch India’s First Regional Rapid Transit System RRTS on 20th October

PM to Inaugurate Priority Section of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor and to Dedicate Two Stretches of Bengaluru Metro

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Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor

On the 20th of October, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will mark a significant milestone in India’s transportation infrastructure by inaugurating the priority section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Corridor. This historic event will take place at the Sahibabad RapidX Station in Uttar Pradesh, commencing at around 11:15 AM.

Key Highlights

  • The priority section spans 17 kilometers, connecting Sahibabad to ‘Duhai Depot’ and includes stations at Ghaziabad, Guldhar, and Duhai.
  • The foundation stone for this corridor was laid by the Prime Minister on March 8th, 2019, reflecting his vision to enhance regional connectivity.
  • RRTS is a revolutionary rail-based, semi-high-speed commuter transit system designed to offer intercity commuting with high-speed trains operating every 15 minutes, potentially increasing to every 5 minutes as needed.
  • With a design speed of 180 kilometers per hour, the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS will facilitate travel from Delhi to Meerut in under an hour, passing through urban centers like Ghaziabad, Muradnagar, and Modinagar.
  • The project carries a substantial cost of over Rs 30,000 crore, indicating its significance in the realm of transportation infrastructure.
  • In line with the Prime Minister’s GatiShakti National Master Plan, the RRTS network will achieve extensive multi-modal integration, connecting seamlessly with railway stations, metro stations, and bus services.

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Transformative Impact

The Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) is a state-of-the-art regional mobility solution, comparable to the best globally. It will bring safe, reliable, and modern intercity commuting options, in alignment with the country’s push for advanced transportation infrastructure.

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Economic and Environmental Benefits

This monumental development in the RRTS will have profound implications for the region. It will boost economic activity, providing enhanced access to employment, education, and healthcare opportunities. Additionally, the RRTS will significantly alleviate vehicular congestion and reduce air pollution. Which is in line with the nation’s environmental goals.

Bengaluru Metro

On the same day, the Prime Minister will dedicate two stretches of the Bengaluru Metro to the nation. These stretches, connecting Baiyappanahalli to Krishnarajapura and Kengeri to Challaghatta, have already been serving the public since October 9th, 2023.

The inauguration of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor and the dedication of the Bengaluru Metro stretches underscore India’s commitment to revolutionize its transportation infrastructure, enhancing connectivity, and improving the quality of life for its citizens. The event on October 20th promises to be a significant step in this transformative journey.

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