At an event, India's first semi-high-speed train set for Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) was received by the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) at Alstom's Savli plant in Gujarat.
The RRTS trains are capable of running at a top speed of 180 kilometers per hour that was manufactured under the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The operational speed of the train is 160 km per hour and the average speed of the train is 100 km per hour.
The train will be operated from the Duhai Depot in Uttar Pradesh after being developed at Ghaziabad at a rapid pace for the upcoming Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor.
For the first RRTS corridor, the manufacturing facility of RRTS trains at Savli will be delivering 210 cars.
The features available in this train – A fully air-conditioned train coaches, 2*2 transverse cushioned seating, laptop-mobile charging, luggage racks and a dynamic route map along with one coach reserved only for women passengers.
NCRTC is the implementing agency of India's first RRTS corridor between Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut. The total length of the corridor is 82-kilometer-long. Among this 82 km, 17 km section between Sahibabad and Duhai is targeted to be commissioned by 2023 and the rest will be fully operational by 2025.
The National Capital Region Transport Corporation is a joint venture company of the Government of India and the states of Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi.
RRTS is a new, dedicated, high speed, high capacity, comfortable commuter service connecting regional nodes in NCR. It provides reliable, high frequency, point-to-point regional travel at high speed along a dedicated pathway.