Lucknow, India (Urban Transport News): The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday given a big gift to the Delhi-Meerut RRTS project in the budget of Uttar Pradesh. While presenting the budget for 2021-22, the state has allocated Rs 1,326 crores to speed up the development work of the RRTS corridor being constructed from Delhi to Meerut. Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna has presented a budget of Rs 5,50,270 crores during his budget speech.
Referring to Rapid Rail Transit System, Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna said that the work of Delhi-Meerut RRTS is in progress. In order to further accelerate its work, it becomes mandatory for the UP government to set a budget. He has made budget allocation for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS as well as Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Agra Metro in Uttar Pradesh.
The work of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS is in progress in Meerut and land for the same has been finalized. National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is building the RRTS Depot in Ghaziabad. The facility of maintenance of rapid rail including an automated train washing plant, administrative building, depot control center (DCC), backup operational control center, engineering train unit (ETU), effluent and sewage treatment plants and train simulators for training and initial introduction for proper cleaning of trains will be set up here.
Arrangements will also be made to accommodate some train sets at the upcoming Modipuram Depot in Meerut. Apart from this, a stabling yard is also being constructed at Jangpura in Delhi, which will serve all three corridors of RRTS viz. Delhi-Meerut, Delhi-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat.
Work is progressing rapidly on the entire 82.15 km long corridor of Delhi-Meerut RRTS. Construction work is going on at the speed of the entire 17 km long priority section from Sahibabad to Duhai. Foundation work of four stations of Ghaziabad, Sahibabad, Duhai and Guldhar has been completed in this section. Foundation work has also been completed on more than an 8 km stretch from Duhai to Shatabdi Nagar and 40 pillars have been erected recently.
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