In Union budget 2023 has allocated Rs. 3596 crores to the country's first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project.
New Delhi : Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her union budget 2023 speech in Lok Sabha said, “Our vision for the ‘Amrit Kaal’ includes technology driven.
The Centre has allocated Rs 3,596 crore to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation for the country’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project, a fall of about 23 per cent from the outlay in the last budget.
India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor, Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut is being constructed at a rapid pace at various locations of Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut. So far, construction of 65% elevated viaduct, in addition to 35% of underground section (tunnel) has been completed for the corridor.
The operation of the priority section of the corridor is to be started in this year for which train testing is being done on the RRTS tracks.The upcoming operation of this section will open new regional rail services in NCR and will provide a modern, air-conditioned, fast and reliable transport service to the commuters.
With a design speed of 180 kmph and operational speed of 160 kmph, the RRTS trains will be unique and one of its kinds in India. The aerodynamic coaches will be self-propelled on electric traction with 25 kV AC system. The complete corridor will be opened for public by 2025.
A17 km long priority section of this corridor is expected to be launched for the public in this year.
The RRTS trains are being designed with the state-of-the-art latest technology.