Alstom to deliver India's first semi RRTS train this week
Alstom (formerly Bombardier) is slated to deliver India's first semi-high-speed Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) train set to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) soon. The NCRTC plans to start testing the 17-kilometer priority stretch between Sahibabad and Duhai this year, with the portion opening to commuters early next year.The 180 kmph design speed of the 82-kilometer Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS will be the first of its kind in India for a regional transit system. The trains would run every 5-10 minutes and will take 55 minutes to go between Delhi and Meerut, with 14 stops in route. The corridor is planned to carry roughly 800,000 passengers each day. The infrastructure will also be utilised to provide local transit services over a 21-kilometer radius between Meerut South and Modipuram Depot Station, with 13 stations (including four common RRTS and Metro stations- Meerut South, Shatabdi Nagar, Begumpul, and Modipuram).