Recently , A presentation was made by the team of National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) to Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot and received a positive response regarding the Delhi Meerut Corridor .
Meerut , the other Metropolitan city of India has a population of around 2.076 Million and is around 72 kms away from Delhi which is a very positive aspect to connect it with Delhi via a High Speed Rail Corridor.
The city has so many startups and established companies which makes it a good investment destination. Since Delhi is already having a lot of population and there are so many existing IT companies, connecting Meerut with Delhi via a High Speed Rail Corridor will prove to be a big boon by every fold.
About the High Speed Rail Corridor
- Corridor Length : 90.2 Km
- Total No. of Stations : 17
- Out of the total number of stations 2 are proposed in Delhi and the rest in Uttar Pradesh,
- The UP government has already approved the project.
Commuting from Delhi to Meerut and vice versa, will get smoother with the Delhi government considering giving the green signal to the first line of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) between Delhi and Meerut.
What is Regional Rapid RRTS ?
It is a new, dedicated, high speed, high capacity, comfortable commuter service connecting regional nodes in NCR. RRTS provides reliable, high frequency, point to point regional travel at high speed along dedicated path way.
RRTS is different from metro as it caters to passengers looking to travel relatively longer distance with fewer stops and at higher speed. RRTS is 3 times faster than Metro.
Design 180 km/hr
|Ops Speed 160 Km/hr||Average Speed 100 Km/hr 150 Km/hr for Non Stop||Time To Travel 100 Km – Hour|
|Metro||Speed 90 Km/hr||Ops Speed 80 Km/hr||Average Speed 32 Km/hr||Time To Travel 100 Km/hr|
Further Information About the Proposal:
- An NCRTC official, “Once we get the approval from the Delhi government, the file will be sent to the Centre. After final approval from the Centre, construction will start. It will take five years to complete it and construction is likely to start by July 2018.”
- Tenders for geo-technical investigation and detailed design consultant are being finalised for the project.
- This project will change the way India commute as the people will use to travel through the High Speed Rail and will leave their personal vehicles because saving the time is the priority of every commuter.