Lucknow, India (Urban Transport News): In a recent meeting with five MLAs and Union Minister of State Dr. Sanjeev Balyan, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given his consent to extend the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor from Meerut to Muzaffarnagar on January 19, 2020. Union Minister of State Dr. Sanjeev Balyan along with five MLAs - of the Muzaffarnagar district met with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath they demanded to extend the RRRT to Muzaffarnagar.
Balyan said that CM Yogi has given his verbal consent to this demand. If the RRTS train reaches Muzaffarnagar, then the residents will reach Delhi in only 80 minutes. The official website National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) website claims that the RRTS will reduce the journey between two cities - Delhi and Meerut - to 60 minutes at the speed of 160km per hour. "Reaching Delhi in one and a quarter hours will be like a dream for the people of Muzaffarnagar.
This is a very big gift for the residents of Muzaffarnagar district. The Chief Minister accepted the request and said that it is under the central government. He has said to send this proposal to the Central Government. I am sure if RRTS comes up to Muzaffarnagar then it will be the biggest work for the history of Muzaffarnagar", said Dr. Sanjeev Balyan, Union Minister of State. On January 24, officials from NCRTC reached the Public Works Department to take ownership of a 4.8 km stretch from Begumpul to Modipuram.
They also asked the PWD Superintending Engineer, Sanjeev Bhardwaj for the handover of the road and space for the construction of the site office under the Mewla flyover on Delhi Road. "The team of engineers of the NCRTC has submitted the proposal for the handover of the road from Begumpul to Modipuram flyover. They have also sought space for a site office below the Mewla flyover on Delhi Road owned by the provincial section", said Sanjeev Bhardwaj, Superintending Engineer (PWD). This 4.8 km road from Begumpul to Modipuram flyover will be handed over to the Rapid Rail Project. On this route, a total of five RRTS stations are proposed.