Delhi government gives nod to Rapid Rail corridors to Alwar, Meerut, Panipat

The Delhi government has approved the alignments of the three Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridors. These corridors will link the Delhi with Panipat, Meerut and Alwar. These three alignments were recommended by the National Capital Regional Planning Board (NCRPB). To start work on the project a similar approval is required from other state governments for the same.

The total length of the three corridors is 349 km, as the Delhi-Alwar corridor will terminate at Delhi-Gurgaon border. The Delhi-Meerut corridor will be via Anand Vihar and Sarai Kale Khan and would be supported by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The Delhi-Panipat corridor would go up to Kashmere Gate.

National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) will function as the implementing agency for RRTS projects in the NCR.

It will be responsible for designing, developing, implementing, financing, operating and maintaining RRTS on a pattern similar to the Delhi Metro.

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