Delhi lieutenant governor (LG) Najeeb Jung on 11 June 2014 approved Rapid rail link to Alwar, Panipat and Meerut.
The Rapid rail link or the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project will connect the NCR region through high-speed trains. High speed trains will run at 60kmph.
The Three Corridors under RRTS Project
The three corridors were envisaged by the National Capital Regional Planning Board (NCRPB).
• Delhi-Meerut corridor will go through Anand Vihar and Sarai Kale Khan and would be supported by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). It will cover a distance of 90 km
• The Delhi-Panipat corridor would go till Kashmere Gate covering a distance of 111 km
• The Delhi-Alwar corridor will terminate in Gurgaon covering a distance of 180 km
The total number of stations on the three corridors is 48. The total length of the corridor in Delhi is 70.7 km.
Delhi will have a total of 11 stations, which will include Anand Vihar, Sarai Kale Khan, ISBT Kashmere Gate, Mukarba Chowk, Narela, ISBT Kashmere Gate, New Delhi railway station, INA, Dhaula Kuan and Mahipalpur.
According to NCRPB, the three corridors will be constructed in six years after awarding of contract. The cost of this project is approximately 72170 crore rupees.
As part of the project, the four states Delhi, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan have agreed on the equity amount to be contributed by each.
When: 11 June 2014