New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The Delhi government had not agreed to provide funds for the proposed Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridors connecting the national capital region (NCR) with Rajasthan and Haryana, said Hardeep Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs in the Rajya Sabha on 6th February 2023.
In response to a question by Member of Parliament Kartikeya Sharma about the status of the Delhi-Alwar-Panipat RRTS project, the Minister’s written reply stated: “The Detailed Project Report (DPR) with approval and financial commitment of Government of Haryana for Delhi-Panipat Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor and approval with financial commitment of Government of Haryana and Government of Rajasthan for Delhi-SNB (Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror) RRTS corridor, which is part of Delhi-Alwar RRTS corridor, have been received."
“However, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) has not agreed to provide financial support for Delhi-SNB and Delhi-Panipat RRTS corridors,” he said.
Puri said the Delhi-SNB and Delhi-Panipat RRTS corridors had not been approved by the Central Government cabinet, so there was no question of delay in completion.
In December last year, the Board of the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), which is carrying out the RRTS project, had approved the construction of the Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor – the first stretch of the longer Delhi-Gurugram-Alwar corridor that was estimated to take five years to complete.
The Delhi-SNB-Alwar RRTS corridor will cover a total distance of 106 kilometres from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to SNB (Shahjahanpur–Neemrana–Behrod) in Haryana. This RRTS line will further extended to Alwar in Rajasthan.