The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) unveiled the first look of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut regional rapid transit system (RRTS) on Friday by in the national capital. The 82 km-long RRTS corridor will be the first of its kind in India with a design speed of 180 kmph.

As per NCRTC, a joint venture company of Govt of India and States of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh mandated for implementing the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project across the National Capital Region, the state-of-the-art RRTS rolling stock will be first of its kind in India with a design speed of 180 kmph.

Unveiling the first look of India’s first RRTS train today, MoHUA Secretary said that the environment friendly, energy-efficient rapid transit trains will improve the quality of life in and around NCR by accelerating economic growth. The project will also create economic opportunities by reducing air pollution, carbon footprint, congestion, and accidents.

Speaking at the unveiling event, Vinay Kumar Singh said, “The rolling stock of India’s first RRTS has been designed with a vision to fulfil the aspirations of the New India. RRTS rolling stock will be energy-efficient with about 30% regeneration during braking. NCRTC has awarded the rolling stock work with an integrated long term comprehensive maintenance by the manufacturer, thus leveraging the benefits of life cycle costing. I am confident that RRTS will prove to be transport backbone for the people of NCR and will define a new benchmark in the transport sector enabling the overall growth of the region”.

Inputs: Times Now

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