Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh reviewed the progress of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor on Saturday 06th February 2021 at Lucknow. Chief Secretary, Pr. Secretary/housing along with other senior officials of the Government of Uttar Pradesh were available during the review meeting. NCRTC team headed by the Managing Director, Shri Vinay Kumar Singh made a detailed presentation on the project.
Hon’ble Chief Minister was apprised that India’s first regional rail which is being constructed in Uttar Pradesh will be the fastest mode of transport in the region and will reduce the journey time between key locations such as from Meerut to Delhi Airport or from Meerut to AIIMS to an hour only, from the current 3 to 4 hours. Specific details were given on various key aspects such as multimodal integration at RRTS stations, operations of Meerut Metro on RRTS infrastructure. It was also explained that RRTS infrastructure is being designed in a way that the system would not only be universally accessible but will also have the capacity to cater to medical emergencies including the movement of patients on stretchers. This will provide faster access to healthcare services and hospitals like AIIMS and Safdarjung.
Hon’ble Chief Minister appreciated the construction progress made so far. NCRTC informed that presently project is progressing as per schedule to meet the commissioning target of March 2023 for the priority section of the corridor. The key challenges pertaining to utility diversions, Government land, and approvals were discussed and resolved to further expedite the project.
Hon’ble Chief Minister said that the RRTS will promote the use of public transport leading to efficient use of energy, ease in traffic jams and significantly check pollution. He directed the authorities to remove all constraints and expedite matters related to the RRTS project to ensure timely execution of India’s first RRTS that will fulfil the aspirations of the people of NCR and will lead to the socio-economic development of the region.