Delhi Meerut RRTS full form is Delhi–Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System. Delhi – Meerut RRTS start date was 8 March 2019, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the corridor.
Delhi Meerut RRTS Distance and Route
The total distance of Delhi Meerut RRTS is 82 km. One the entire length of 82.50 km, 67.10 km is elevated, 14.15 km is underground, and 1.25 km will be at grade. Most of the distance of this route has been covered on elevated and underground levels. Only a 1.25 km distance is at the grad level, so two depots can connect easily. Duhai and Modipuram both depots are constructed at ground level.
Delhi Meerut RRTS Speed
The highest speed of Delhi Meerut RRTS is 180 km/h, but the operating speed will be only 160 km/h during the initial days for safety purposes. The average speed, including the stoppages, also will be more than 100 km/h, which will help to cover a distance of 82.50 km from Delhi to Meerut in just 60 minutes. Delhi – Meerut RRTS Speed will be the highest speed of any rail network in India.
Delhi Meerut RRTS Fare
There is no official announcement about Delhi – Meerut RRTS Fare, but according to the sources, Delhi Meerut RRTS ticket price will cost around 2 rupees per kilometre. Loong-distance traveller’s fares will be quite low. There will be two classes in Delhi – Meerut RRTS, so fare will also depend on which class you are travelling. National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) will announce the final fare after the trial run.
Delhi Meerut RRTS Facilities
Each Delhi Meerut RRTS train will be air-conditioned and have a separate coach for women travellers. Each train will have a different business coach, which will help business class travellers to use more public transport. Each coach will have luggage space like a local train for a comfortable journey. Delhi – Meerut RRTS coaches will also provide a charging point for mobile and laptops. Free Wi-Fi facility will also be provided in Delhi – Meerut RRTS.
Delhi Meerut RRTS Travel Time
Delhi – Meerut RRTS travel time will be around 60 minutes. The train will cover a distance of 82.5 km in just 60 minutes. The Delhi – Meerut RRTS top speed will be 180 km/h which will help to cover a distance of 82.5 km in just 60 minutes. This train route will help to save traveller times.
Delhi Meerut RRTS Station Name and List
Delhi – Meerut RRTS station names are Sarai Kale Khan, New Ashok Nagar, Anand Vihar, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai, Muradnagar, Modinagar South, Modinagar North, Meerut South, Shatabdi Nagar, Begumpul and Modipuram.
Delhi Meerut RRTS Cost and Funding
Delhi Meerut RRTS project cost is ₹30,274 crore, equal to US$3.8 billion. The project has gotten funding from many sources, about $1 billion from Asian Development Bank (ADB), $500 million from New Development Bank (NDB) and $500 million from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Contribution from governments is 20% from the Central government, 3.22% from the Delhi government, and from the Government of Uttar Pradesh: 16.78%.
Delhi Meerut RRTS Start Date
According to the sources, the first phase of Delhi – Meerut RRTS, which connects Sahibabad and Duhai, will start in the second week of July 2023. In the first phase, it will cover a distance of 17 km and connect four stations. The entire 82.50 km long Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor is expected to be operational by May 2025. The 16 km Hazrat Nizamuddin to Sahibabad section is expected to start in December 2023.