With flight-like facilities, the Centre on Friday unveiled the first look of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) train. The state-of-the-art RRTS is inspired by Delhi’s iconic Lotus Temple. It is unique of its kind in India with a design speed of 180 km/per hour which can significantly reduce the travel time between Delhi and Meerut. With a stainless steel outer body, these aerodynamic trains will be lightweight and fully air-conditioned.
People living in Delhi-NCR, preferably on the route between Delhi and Meerut, will soon be able to travel in the state of the art rapid rail transit system. The proposed train is expected to significantly reduce the travel time between the two destinations by almost 1/3rd. The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is one of the three prioritized RRTS corridors being implemented in phase-1.
Other Features of the Delhi-Meerut RRTS Train –
The entire rolling stock of RRTS will be manufactured at Bombardier’s Savli plant in Gujarat and it is a sustainable and energy-efficient green train. With radiating stainless steel outer body, these aerodynamic RRTS trains will be lightweight and fully air-conditioned.
Each car will have six automatic plug-in type wide doors, three on each side (Business Class will have four such doors, two on each side) for ease of access and exit. The RRTS trains will have transverse 2×2 seating with adequate legroom, optimized aisle width with grab handles, and grab poles for a comfortable journey for standing passengers, overhead luggage rack, mobile/laptop charging sockets, and onboard Wi-Fi among other computer-centric features.
Delhi to Meerut in 60 minutes by 2025 –
The RRTS corridor will significantly bring down the travel time between Delhi-Meerut The corridor will bring down the travel time between Delhi to Meerut by around 1/3rd. The commute time from Delhi to Meerut will be reduced to less than an hour from the existing 3-4 hours time by road. The priority section of the corridor is targeted to be commissioned in 2023, while the entire corridor will be commissioned in 2025.
The 82-kilometer Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS boasts a 180 km/per hour design speed, one of the fastest in India and it will have 24 stations.
The other two Phase-I RRTS corridors are Delhi-Gurugram-SNB and Delhi-Panipat. Pre-construction activities are in full swing for the Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor and its DPR is under active consideration of the Government of India for sanction. The DPR of the Delhi to Panipat RRTS corridor is also under active consideration of the respective State Governments for approval.