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Rapid transit system up to Hisar

Rapid transit system up to Hisar
Union Urban Development Minister, Kamal Nath announced on Thursday a feasibility study for Delhi-Bahadurgarh-Rohtak as part of Phase-I of the Regional Rapid Transit System(RRTS) for National Capital Region(NCR) and it would be extended up to Hisar. He also announced that Delhi-Shahdara-Baraut high speed train corridor would be considered.

Kamal Nath was briefing the media persons after a special meeting on RRTS for NCR with the Chief Ministers of NCR states in New Delhi.

In the meeting, Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda had raised the demand for extending the earlier Delhi-Bahadurgarh-Rohtak corridor up to Hisar and including it in the first phase of the RRTS, to which the Union minister agreed.It may be recalled that MP, Deepender Singh Hooda had raised the issue in the Parliament as well,  to which the Union minister had agreed to consider it favourably.

Hooda said the north, south and east Delhi have been taken up in the first phase of RRTS, but the west that is up to Hisar-Rohtak has been left out. He also urged the Union minister to extend the existing corridor of Delhi-Rohtak upto Hisar, as Hisar is a counter magnet town and would serve the purpose of NCR planning.

Delhi Lieutenant Governor, Tejendra Khanna congratulated the Haryana chief minister for developing Gurgaon as a model township.  While praising the model of development of Gurgaon, he said that things should be moving in this direction as it has led to emergence of economic activity in the surrounding area of NCR.    

During the meeting, Kamal Nath informed that the feasibility reports of three corridors have been completed.  The high speed trains on these corridors would be of high quality and would run at the speed of 160 kilometre per hour. Delhi-Panipat Corridor will be 111 kilometre long and would have 12 stations. Delhi-Rewari-Alwar Corridor will be 180 kilometre long and would have 19 stations. Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Corridor will be 90 kilometre long. The three corridors would cost Rs.72,000 crore and carry five lakh commuters on daily basis. The Union minister also informed that Delhi-Faridabad-Palwal RRTS Corridor would be taken up in the second phase.
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