India’s first semi-high-speed RRTS train set this week; Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut will boast of a design speed of 180 kmph

Official sources said the six-car train set would be delivered at Alstom’s Savli plant in Gujarat in the presence of Union Housing and Urban Development Minister Hardeep Puri, NCRTC MD Vinay Kumar Singh and senior officials. From Alstom and MoHUA on May 7.

Alstom officials said that the delivery of the trains is progressing as per the timeline and there is no delay. The NCRTC is set to start trials this year on the 17-km-long priority section between Sahibabad and Duhai, while the section will be open to passengers early next year.

The 82 km Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS regional transit system with a speed of 180 kmph is the first of its kind rolling stock in India. Trains will be available every 5-10 minutes and will cover the distance between Delhi and Meerut in 55 minutes with 14 stoppages. The daily expected ridership of the corridor is approximately 800,000 passengers. The infrastructure is used to provide local transit services over a distance of 21 km between Meerut South and Modipuram depot station with 13 stations (including four common stations for both RRTS and Metro-Meerut South, Shatabdi Nagar, Begumpul and Modipuram). is done. will also be done.

As per NCRTC, the modern RRTS trains will have ergonomically designed 2×2 transverse seating, wide standing space, luggage rack, CCTV cameras, laptop/mobile charging facility, dynamic route map and auto control ambient lighting system and other facilities. Air-conditioned RRTS trains will have standard as well as premium class (one coach per train) with one coach reserved for women passengers.

Work is in full swing on the entire 82-km-long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, which will have a total of 25 stations, including two depots at Duhai and Modipuram and a stabilization yard at Jangpura.

NCRTC had awarded the contract to Bombardier to manufacture and maintain 210 commuter and intracity coaches for the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System in 2020. The contract was valued at approximately Rs 2,577 crore ($340 million) and has provisions for exercise. Option to place an order for an additional 90 cars.