The Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today laid the Foundation
Stone for the construction of India’s first Regional Rail between Delhi-
Ghaziabad-Meerut and Meerut Metro. The RRTS corridor is being built at a
cost of Rs 30,274 crore and is planned to be operationalised by 2024.
Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi said, Quote
In an immense relief from the road congestion and pollution faced by the
commuters travelling between Delhi and Meerut, the Regional Rapid
Transit System (RRTS) rail will cover the 82km stretch in less than 60
minutes. It will offer high-speed, high-frequency, safe, reliable, comfortable
& green public transit. The operating speed of RRTS would be 160kmph
and average speed of 100kmph. The frequency of the trains would be
between 5-10 minutes and there would be an RRTS station at every 5-10km.
The Hon’ble Minister for State, MoHU, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri said,
The RRTS will pass through some of the most densely populated sections in
Delhi and Meerut. Starting from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi, the corridor will
go up to Modipuram in Meerut, joining many urban cities such as Anand
Vihar in Delhi, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Muradnagar and Modinagar in Uttar
The Managing Director of NCRTC, Shri Vinay Kumar Singh said, “The
RRTS will not only change the public transport scenario in Delhi-Meerut
region, but will also drive a balanced socio-economic growth with increased
economic activities and will improve quality of life of the citizens.”
Meerut Metro: In a unique feature, the Meerut Metro services with 12
stations on 18 kms stretch between Modipuram and Meerut South stations
on RRTS infrastructure will meet the local mobility needs of citizens of
Meerut besides providing efficient regional connectivity. Such an
infrastructure would result in an overall cost saving of approximately Rs
While the Meerut Metro would mostly be elevated, it would run
underground in high density areas like Bramhapuri, Meerut Central,
Bhaisali and Begumpul.
The RRTS trains will be equipped with modern features like CCTV
surveillance, Mobile/Laptop Charging points, Luggage space etc. All
stations and trains will have universal accessibility for the differently abled.
Each train will have a Business Class and a Ladies coach.
RRTS stations will be seamlessly integrated with other transport modes like
Airport, Railway, Metro, ISBTs and will be inter-operable, after other
corridors are built, ensuring that commuters wouldn’t need to change train
to travel from one RRTS corridor to another.
It will also lead to significant time saving compared to existing modes of
transportation. A rail-based travel mode operating with the best in class
command and control systems, would offer a safe and reliable transport
option. It is also expected to increase the share of public transport along
with opening up of new markets and opportunities for people across the
Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is first of the three prioritized
corridors planned for implementation in Phase-1. The other two are Delhi-
Gurugram-SNB-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat Corridors.