New Delhi: The NCRTC (National Capital Regional Transport Corporation) has aligned Meerut Metro’s North-South Corridor with RRTS network of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut that will save Rs 6,300 crore of the public exchequer. Earlier, as per Detailed Project Report of Meerut Metro, the original estimated cost for Corridor-I from Partapur to Modipuram was Rs 8,388 crore.
NCRTC said in a release,”Under the new plan, since this Metro line is parallel to RRTS network of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Corridor, UP government has accepted the proposal of NCRTC, and asked it to run this metro line on RRTS ( Regional Rail Transit System) network itself by doing necessary modifications.”
It said, it will not only help the government save over Rs 6,300 crore but also decongest the heavy road traffic on the 90-km long stretch between Delhi & Meerut.
NCRTC, which is the executing agency, will add 6 stations on its existing alignment exclusively for metro operations in Meerut.