New Delhi: Construction of the RRTS (Regional Rapid Transit System ) corridor between Delhi & Meerut is expected to start by July. An official of the NCRTC (National Capital Region Transport Corporation) said that once completed, it would take just 1 hour for people to commute between the two cities. As of now, it takes close to 3 hours to commute between Delhi & Meerut, owing to traffic congestion.
The NCRTC is the executing agency for the RRTS.
8 corridors have been identified for creating high-speed NCRTC smart lines in the National Capital Region (NCR).
An officer said, out of these, 3 have been prioritised in the first phase.
The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor will be the first RRTS project to be implemented, the officer added.
The other 2 corridors to be build under first phase of the project are:
About Delhi-Meerut RRTS:
The official said, the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut line will begin at Sarai Kale Khan in the national capital and will go up to Modipuram in Meerut, passing through
He said, daily ridership on this corridor is expected to be over 7.95 lakh by 2024.