The ambitious high-speed Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) will miss the July 2024 deadline as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has officially rejected the National Capital Region Transport Corporation’s (NCRTC) proposal to build an elevated station at Sarai Kale Khan. The government denied it on the grounds that construction of the station would delay the redevelopment project of the existing Sarai Kale Khan inter-state bus terminal (ISBT) by over two years.
The proposed station at Sarai Kale Khan was meant to be the starting point of the 82-km-long RRTS line from the New Delhi side. But, on September 12, state transport minister Kailash Gahlot returned the file saying the Delhi government will agree only to the previous plan of the NCRTC in which the proposed station was designed to be underground. Read more