RRTS: Regional Rapid Transit System
Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project was in news due to its approval by the Delhi’s Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on 11 June 2014.
RRTS is a rail based system that connects small but fast developing towns in the NCR region. The goal of RRTS is to reduce the dependence of commuters on road based transportation to a combination of road-cum rail transportation system.
Technology under RRTS
Delhi's Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) will use the Maglev technology. As it is is being chosen world over for the new implementations of the rapid transport systems.
China also has chosen Maglev for its capital Beijing new urban railway lines. Daitai line will be first line to be built with Maglev.
National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited
The Union Cabinet on 11 July 2013 approved constitution of National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) for designing, developing, implementing, financing, operating and maintaining Regional Rapid Transit system (RRTS).
NCRTC was constituted under the Companies Act, 1956 with initial seed capital of 100 crore rupees as per Company Act, 1956.
When: 11 June 2014