The journey of passengers traveling between Delhi and Meerut is going to be easy. In fact, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) on Friday (October 20). PM will flag off the first rapid rail running from Delhi NCR to Ghaziabad and Meerut under the RRTS corridor. On the lines of Vande Bharat, it has been named Namo Bharat Train.
The country’s first RapidX train corridor will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Sahibabad on October 20. In the first phase, the operation of trains on the 17 km long priority section from Sahibabad to Duhai will start after the Prime Minister gives the green signal.
A trial run of the rapid rail also took place before the inauguration. The Rapid Rail achieved a speed figure of more than 152 kilometers per hour. The train service will start from the next day after the PM’s inauguration.
The Rapid Rail is to be run under the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) project. Actually, NCRTC is a joint sector company of the Government of India, the states of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Its mandate is to implement the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in the National Capital Region to enable balanced and sustainable urban growth through better connectivity and accessibility between these regions.
This corridor has been planned under the Rapid X Project, the management of which will be the responsibility of the National Capital Region Transport Corporation. In the first section, the rapid rail will run between Sahibabad and Duhai depot. This route is 17 kilometers long. There will be five stations on this route. In which there are Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai and Duhai depots.
NCRTC claims that this will be India’s first such train system, in which the train will run at a speed of 160 km per hour. Passengers will also be able to buy tickets through mobile and card. A stretcher has been arranged in the last compartment of the rail coach. If a patient is referred from Meerut to Delhi, then a separate coach is arranged so that the patient can be transported at a lower cost. A separate seat has been prepared for the disabled in this train.
The seats of this train have been made very comfortable. The train has adjustable chairs and special arrangements have also been made for standing passengers. The train will also have WiFi facility and mobile-USB charger.