India’s first rapid rail project on track


India’s first rapid rail project on track

Uttar Pradesh will soon become country’s first state to get Rapid Rail in the first phase of implementation of RRTS. The ambitious rapid rail project will connect Delhi and Meerut in the first corridor. Ahead of the next elections in 2019, the centre government is in the process of giving green signal to the project soon.

The NCRTC team recently held a presentation under the chairmanship of UP Chief Secretary in Lucknow. The experts from UP Metro Rail Corporation and other officials were also present an occasion. The works related to the first corridor Delhi-Meerut corridor has already begun. For this, road widening from Duhai to Sahibabad in Ghaziabad is currently underway. Also, the tender process for various works is on a fast track.

Meanwhile, the Central Government has taken cognisance of all such projects which can be started in the next few months. Under this, the preparation of Rapid Rail is also to be done this year.

In the NCR, traffic jam is a major problem, which affects the area economically as well as financially. About 46 million people live in 58 thousand square kilometres of NCR. 39 per cent of the NCR population lives in Delhi. The Rapid Rail will save time, environment and money of the commuters. Read More

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