In a bid to accelerate the development of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project, the Uttar Pradesh government has allocated ₹350 crore.The mega project is designed to improve connectivity between Delhi and major cities in the state.
The government intends to improve the connectivity between Delhi and all major cities in the state.
For improving connectivity between Delhi and all major cities in the state the Uttar Pradesh government has sanctioned allocation of ₹350 crore to expedite development of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project.— Government of UP (@UPGovt) September 16, 2023
The Delhi-Meerut RRTS is a semi-high-speed rail corridor… pic.twitter.com/UnXv7iygUM
According to the official statement issued by the government, “The allocation of ₹350 crore will rejuvenate and accelerate the pending tasks within the project. Specifically, the areas in Ghaziabad and Meerut that are covered by the project will receive a significant boost,” the statement added.
All about the Delhi-Meerut RRTS project
The Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) is known to be a semi-high-speed rail corridor connectiong the cities of Delhi, Ghaziabad, and Meerut. The project is expected to be completed by 2025 after which, it will be India's first-of-its-kind rapid transit project.
The allocated amount is part of the total funds allocated for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid rail project for the financial year 2023-24.
The 82.15 km long rail project was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 8, 2019.
The responsibility of giving a concrete shape to the project has been assigned to the MD, NCRTC. While the project is being implemented according to the guidelines of the Indian government by the NCRTC, the Uttar Pradesh government will periodically review the progress of the activities under the project.
The Uttar Pradesh government has mentioned this in the rules and conditions issued for the state’s part in the project. Additionally, the sanctioned amount of state share will not be withdrawn in lump sum and will be used as per required, the statement said.