NCR- Rail based transport for reducing travel time
New Delhi, Feb 2: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu today unveiled the logo and the tag line of National Capital Region Transport Corporation, a body responsible for development of rail-based suburban regional rapid transport system to reduce travel time between NCR towns.
Speaking to reporters after unveiling the logo and the tag line 'Gati se Pragati', the Urban Development Minister informed that the NCRTC has prioritised on development of three corridors, Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut, Delhi-Gurugram-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat, the total length of which will be 380 km.
The DPR of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor has already been approved by NCRTC board, he said, adding, "Others are being finalised." The total length of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS is 92.05 km. Out of this, 60.354 km is elevated via duct and 30.245 km is underground including crossing of Yamuna river.
"It will be an engineering marvel," Naidu said. Informing that in barren sections, RRTS shall be elevated via duct, running on the median of Delhi-Meerut highway, the Union Minister said, "That also is a speciality (of the project)."
The proposed RRTS is expected to carry about 7.91 lakh passengers in the year 2024, which is likely to increase 9.20 lakh in 2031 and 11.4 lakh in 2041. The expected cost of the RRTS corridor at current price level works out to be Rs 21,902 crore. The revenue operation generation will come from 2023, Naidu said.