Delhi-Meerut RRTS high-speed trials held ahead of March opening
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Delhi-Meerut RRTS high-speed trials held ahead of March opening

The Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) will be the quickest Metro service in the country, with a top speed of 160 kmph. The officials recently completed a high-speed run on the section, with the Alstom-built trains reaching a top speed of 160 kmph. The fleet can reach a top speed of 180 kmph.

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has been testing the 17 km long Ghaziabad priority section between Sahibabad and Duhai Depot, which is scheduled to open in March 2022.

During the trial runs, the trains were "behaving perfectly," according to officials.

The Sahibabad-Duhai priority section will feature five stations: Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai, and Duhai Depot. Following the completion of the first-phase priority segment, stage two will see the corridor extended from Duhai to Meerut South Station. This segment is 24 km, with approximately 17 km of elevated track installed. This length is set to open in October 2023. The corridor will be expanded within Delhi in the third stage, then farther into and through Meerut in the fourth step.

This 82 km corridor from Delhi to Meerut is the country's first RRTS system, built at a cost of Rs 30.27 billion. It is intended to reduce the travel time between Delhi and Meerut to around 55 minutes, down from the current three to four hours by road, and will serve approximately 800,000 passengers every day.

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The Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) will be the quickest Metro service in the country, with a top speed of 160 kmph. The officials recently completed a high-speed run on the section, with the Alstom-built trains reaching a top speed of 160 kmph. The fleet can reach a top speed of 180 kmph. The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has been testing the 17 km long Ghaziabad priority section between Sahibabad and Duhai Depot, which is scheduled to open in March 2022. During the trial runs, the trains were behaving perfectly, according to officials. The Sahibabad-Duhai priority section will feature five stations: Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai, and Duhai Depot. Following the completion of the first-phase priority segment, stage two will see the corridor extended from Duhai to Meerut South Station. This segment is 24 km, with approximately 17 km of elevated track installed. This length is set to open in October 2023. The corridor will be expanded within Delhi in the third stage, then farther into and through Meerut in the fourth step. This 82 km corridor from Delhi to Meerut is the country's first RRTS system, built at a cost of Rs 30.27 billion. It is intended to reduce the travel time between Delhi and Meerut to around 55 minutes, down from the current three to four hours by road, and will serve approximately 800,000 passengers every day. Also Read Banks raise $2 billion via infrastructure bonds in 2 weeks Into the LIght - Architect BV Doshi passes away

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