New Delhi (Urban Transport News): With the launch of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS project, people of these two cities will get great relief. According to sources, the NITI Aayog recently submitted a report to Prime Minister Office stating that the Delhi-Meerut Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) corridor will help to reduce the burden of over one lakh vehicle from the road. This information revealed by the NITI Aayog from the policy based profit study on the various urban transport projects in India. In the report, it was also revealed in the study that RRTS is the best option for public transport. This will motivate people to use public transport instead of personal cars.
This is the reason that the central government plans to complete this proposed high speed corridor in three years instead of five. According to sources, the Aayog gave detailed information about this project to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Monday. In this, they counted the benefits of various multi-modal transport systems i.e. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Metro Rail and RRTS. In the report it has been emphasized that in the next decade, Delhi will be the most populated city, due to excessive urbanization and lack of public transport, the crowd of people in NCR will be uncontrolled. The 82 km long Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor has been stuck by denying payment of shares by the Delhi Government.
The estimated cost of the entire project is estimated to Rs.31,092 crores and the share of Delhi Government will be Rs.1138 crores only. This project is yet to get approval from the central government also. The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor consisting total 22 railway stations (including 6 stations of Meerut Metro Rail Project) will connect Delhi to Meerut through a rapid rail network.