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Delhi govt finally OKs RRTS project

Delhi govt finally OKs RRTS project

NEW DELHI: Delhi government has finally given in-principle approval of the Regional Rapid Transit System

(RRTS) a corridor between Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut. The estimated cost of the project was Rs 31,902 crore and the Delhi government's share was Rs 1,138 crore but Delhi government stated that it has no funds. Of the 82.15 kilometre long corridor, Delhi will have a 13 kilometre section with stations at Sarai Kale Khan, New Ashok Nagar and Anand Vihar.

Last week, the Supreme Court had said that this project is absolutely necessary and cannot be at the mercy of the Delhi government. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta said the project was "essential" for people of Delhi as it would help in de-congesting the roads of the national capital and curbing pollution. "RRTS is one of the most important projects. This project will help in de-congesting Delhi. No attempt has been made on the part of Delhi government to solve the problem," the amicus said.

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