Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the first phase of India’s Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) on October 20, 2023, marking a significant milestone in the country’s transportation infrastructure development. The RRTS is a new rail-based, semi-high-speed, high-frequency commuter transit system that will provide a faster and more efficient mode of transportation for intercity travel.
The first phase of the RRTS will connect Sahibabad to the Duhai Depot, with stations at Ghaziabad, Guldhar, and Duhai along the way. This 17-kilometer stretch will reduce travel time between Delhi and Meerut to less than an hour, passing through urban centers like Ghaziabad, Muradnagar, and Modinagar.
The RRTS system is being developed at a cost exceeding Rs 30,000 crore, and it is state-of-the-art, on par with the best in the world. It promises safe, reliable, and modern intercity commuting solutions for India. In line with the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan, the RRTS network will have extensive multi-modal integration with railway stations, metro stations, bus services, and more.
The inauguration of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor is a transformative moment for India’s transportation sector. It will stimulate economic activity in the region, improve access to employment, education, and healthcare opportunities, and contribute significantly to the reduction of vehicular congestion and air pollution.
In addition to the RRTS inauguration, Prime Minister Modi will also dedicate two stretches of the Bengaluru Metro to the nation. These stretches connect Baiyappanahalli to Krishnarajapura and Kengeri to Challaghatta.
These developments are a testament to the government’s commitment to improving India’s transportation infrastructure. The RRTS and Bengaluru Metro extensions will provide much-needed relief to commuters and help to create a more sustainable and inclusive transportation system.