Delhi Rajasthan rail

The government of Haryana finally gave its nod to high-speed rail link between Delhi and Rajasthan via Gurugram. This project will be undertaken under regional rapid transit system (RRTS) projects. Delhi Rajasthan rail

This decision was taken by government at a meeting headed by chief minister ML Khattar held in Chandigarh. This rail network will connect Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan to Haryana-Rajasthan border near Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror. Let’s know other details of the project.

Details about the project

This project will be held in multiple phases. In the first phase, it will be extended to Neemrana. The project is taken by NCR Transport Company which will prepare the detailed project report (DPR) within three months.

NCR Transport Company is a joint venture of the government of India along with states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi NCT.  By March 2019, the physical work is likely to be started. The first phase of the project is likely to be cost around Rs 25,000 crore. The average speed of trains would be about 100 kmph.

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Undoubtedly, this new rail network will help in improving the connectivity of two states and save people from traffic. Due to land acquisition issues, the government has to make some changes in alignment of the route. Delhi Rajasthan rail

Know about the route to be covered in first phase 

This route will run on old Delhi-Gurugram Road near Kapashera border and will meet the highway at Signature Tower Chowk. Later, it moves underground beyond Kherki Daula where it would emerge above the ground at IMT Manesar. Finally, it would move along the highway up to Dharuhera, Rewari and Bawal before entering Rajasthan.

What are the other important decisions taken at the meeting? Delhi Rajasthan rail

Other decisions taken at the meeting were related to linking of Delhi-Rajasthan rail link with metro routes and to carry out techno-feasibility of metro route. The changes in the metro routes were also discussed in the meeting.

Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS)

In order to enhance the capacity within National Capital Region (NCR), the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) has proposed to connect urban, regional, sub-regional centres and industrial parks through a fast rail based Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS). This system aims to reduce the dependence of commuters on road based transportation. Delhi Rajasthan rail

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