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Uttar Pradesh Budget: Rs 250 crore for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS

New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government gave a major boost to the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project on Friday by allocating Rs 250 crore to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC).
The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, likely to be operational by 2024, will be highly useful for commuters as it will reduce travel time between the Capital and Meerut to about an hour.
The Delhi-Meerut corridor will be started from Sarai Kale Khan Terminus station, which would become a transit hub, with the existing bus terminal at Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station and an upcoming Delhi Metro station.
The corridor would pass through densely populated areas of Delhi, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad City, Guldhar, Duhai, Muradnagar, Modinagar and Meerut and terminating at Modipuram.
"The allocation of Rs 250 crore in the Uttar Pradesh budget for RRTS will further boost the ongoing works related to RRTS Phase I of the National Capital Region Transport Corporation on Delhi-Meerut corridor. Earlier, in the Union Budget, the Centre had allocated a sum of Rs 659 crores for this project," said Sudhir Sharma, Chief Public Relation Officer, NCRTC.
The Corporation has already created the first field unit in Ghaziabad and posted officers. More project offices will be set up at various points.
The pre-construction work on Delhi-Meerut section has already started.
"Saving time is the priority of every commuter and the project will help complete the journey between Meerut and Delhi in 60 minutes. On Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut, corridor we have planned multi-modal integration at multiple places. Sarai Kale Khan, Anand Vihar, Sahibabad are few such points, where a passenger will get to interchange for other available modes of transport," Sharma added.
NCRTC is a joint venture of the Union government, and state governments of Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The Corporation is executing three prioritised RRTS corridors, namely Delhi-Alwar, Delhi-Meerut and Delhi-Panipat in the first phase. Eight corridors have been identified under the Integrated Transportation Plan 2032, prepared by the National Capital Region Planning Board.Uttar Pradesh Budget: Rs 250 crore for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS
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