Date of Post: 14 Aug, 2018
New Delhi: The Center will unlikely bear the share of Delhi government for funding the proposed Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor.
Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has reportedly indicated the decision of the government in response to a recent request by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to pay the share of his government for building the 82-km long high-speed RRTS corridor.
- The estimated cost of high speed corridor is around Rs 31,902 crore and the Delhi government’s share is supposed to be Rs 1,138 crore.In a recent letter to Puri, the CM had cited inability to support the project due to inadequate funds.
- In this regard, the Center has suggested that it can help the state government to secure loans at cheaper interest rate for the RRTS corridor.
- The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, has 3 stations in the national capital.
- It aims to reduce the travel time between Delhi and Meerut to about an hour.
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