Cabinet approves Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Corridor of RRTS

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  1. The government approved construction of Regional Rapid Transport System (RRTS) to connect the national capital with Meerut through Ghaziabad covering a distance of 82.15 kms.
  2. The RRTS is a first-of-its-kind, rail-based, high-speed regional transit system to be implemented in India. Once operational, it will be the fastest, most comfortable and safest mode of commuter transport in the National Capital Region (NCR).
  3. The project involves integration with other urban transport systems in an efficient and effective manner which is possible only by adopting innovative methods of designing, technology and institutional management.
  4. Implementation of the RRTS would provide much-needed additional public transport infrastructure to National Capital Region to address issues of congestion, air-pollution and catalyse balanced and sustainable regional development.