Haryana cabinet OKs Delhi-Ggn-SNB RRTS Corridor
Gurugram: In a major boost for regional mobility in the National Capital Region (NCR), the Haryana Cabinet, in its meeting, held on February 13, has approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Delhi-Gurugram-SNB (Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror Urban Complex) Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor. The Cabinet also approved the gross contribution of Rs 6,436 crore towards the project cost. For the financial year 2019-20, the cabinet approved a seed capital of Rs 500 crore which will come from the state exchequer. The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) Board, which is the implementing agency for the project, had approved the Delhi-Gurguram-SNB corridor (106 km) DPR in December last. In addition, the slab of purchasable Floor Area Ratio (FAR) was raised to 1.25 within 1.5-km of the RRTS corridor.
One of the three RRTS corridors prioritized for implementation, Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor is planned to be implemented in three stages. In stage-I, Delhi–Gurugram–SNB Urban Complex will be constructed. In Stage-II, it will be extended from SNB Urban Complex to Sotanala and in Stage-III, SNB Urban Complex to Alwar will be constructed. Pre-construction work like Geotechnical investigation has recently commenced in Gurugram. Tenders for Pile Loading Test have also been floated by NCRTC for this corridor. The corridor will be elevated for about 71-km (11 stations), the remaining 35 kms (5 stations) will be constructed underground, mostly in Delhi and Gurugram. This corridor will converge with other RRTS corridors in Sarai Kale Khan and will be interoperable, facilitating commuters' movement from one corridor to another without the hassle of changing trains. Similarly, with an intent to incentivize the use of Public Transport, Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor will be seamlessly integrated with other modes of transport in NCR.
RRTS trains with the operation speed of 160 kmph an average speed of 100 kmph will be available at a frequency of every 5-10 minutes. These trains will be air-conditioned with transverse seating and overhead luggage space for commuter comfort. There would be priority seating arrangements for people with special needs and a business class coach and ladies coach in every train.