Regional Rapid Transit System

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According to an estimate by the officials from Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) , RRTS would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by taking around 1.5 lakh private vehicles off the road. The corridor would start from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi through Ghaziabad and reach Uttar Pradesh՚s Modi Puram in Meerut. The RRTS would run at a speed of 100 km per hour allowing the commuters to reach Meerut within 50 - 60 minutes.

Under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) , the Planning Commission formed a Task Force in 2005 for developing a multi-modal transit system for Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) . Eight corridors were identified by the Task Force and three corridors were prioritized namely Delhi-Alwar, Delhi-Meerut and Delhi-Panipat for implementation.

Delhi-Meerut RRTS Line


  • RRTS is a new comfortable dedicated, high speed, high-capacity commuter service that connects regional nodes in NCR.
  • This system would provide a reliable, high frequency, point to point regional travel at high speed and is different from that of the conventional Railway.
  • RRTS facilitates passengers′ traveling at a relatively longer distance with fewer drops at much higher speed.

Major Benefits of the System

Economic Development

  • The Share of Public Transportation Usage is Estimated to Increase from 37 % to 63 % Along the Corridor.
  • High-speed connectivity would help in balanced economic development.
  • All strata of the society would get the benefit along with many nodes of development.

Environment Friendly

  • This corridor is expected to reduce 2.5 lakh carbon dioxide every year of the total annual greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The cities would be a cleaner and a much better place to live in.

Sustainable Urbanization

  • This project would be serving as a demonstration for developing high-capacity rapid urban transit corridors for other urban areas in India.
  • Traffic congestion would be reduced along with total emissions from the transport sector in NCR.

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