Haryana Cabinet approves Delhi-Gurugram-SNB RRTS Corridor

Anushka Khare Posted on: 2019-02-14 09:29:58 Viewer: 909 Comments: 0 Country: India City: New Delhi

Haryana Cabinet approves Delhi-Gurugram-SNB RRTS Corridor

New Delhi (Urban Transport News): In a major boost for regional mobility in the National Capital Region (NCR), the Haryana Cabinet, in its meeting held yesterday, 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 a gross contribution of Rs 6436 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 (106km) Detailed Project Report (DPR) in December 2018. In addition, the slab of purchasable Floor Area Ratio (FAR) was raised to 1.25 within 1.5km 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 km (5 stations) will be constructed underground, mostly in Delhi & 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 incentivise the use of Public Transport, Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor will be seamlessly integrated with other modes of transport in NCR:
RRTS station Mode of transport with which integration provided-
  • Sarai Kale Khan - Line-7 of DMRC at Sarai Kale Khan, Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station and ISBT Sarai Kale Khan.
  • Jor Bagh - Line-2 of DMRC at Jor Bagh station
  • Munirka - Line-8 of DMRC at Munirka station
  • Aerocity Airport, DMRC- At Aerocity- Airport Express Line & proposed Phase-IV Line
  • Udyog Vihar - Proposed Extension to Gurugram Rapid Metro & Proposed Metro from Gurugram Railway Station
  • Kherki Daula - Proposed Bawal metro and Proposed Bus terminus
  • Panchgaon - Proposed Bawal Metro, Proposed ISBT, Proposed Multi-modal hub
  • Bawal - Bawal Bus Stand
RRTS trains with the operation speed of 160kmph and an average speed of 100kmph 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. This RRTS smart line will pass through the urbanized and industrialized areas of Haryana and connect Delhi airport with the RRTS network, increasing the overall productivity of NCR. The corridor will strengthen the regional transport infrastructure by providing a fast, safe, comfortable and reliable mobility option to the residents of Delhi, Gurugram, Rewari, Manesar, Daruheda, Bawal and nearby areas.
The fast commuting connecting Delhi to nearby regions will be immensely beneficial in decongesting Delhi and its roads, providing citizens the choice to live & work in different regional nodes to lead a better quality of life. Once constructed, the corridor is expected to bring down the travel time between Delhi-SNB to about 70 minutes. This corridor will not only offer mass transit benefits but also bring in wide range of economic benefits to the society including effectively curbing pollution, improving safety & reliability of commute and creating employment as well as new economic opportunities. Apart from unlocking economic development potential of the region, such high-speed commute will bring people and places closer enabling polycentric growth in NCR.
NCRTC is a joint venture of the Government of India (50%) and State Governments of Haryana (12.5%), NCT Delhi (12.5%), Uttar Pradesh (12.5%) and Rajasthan (12.5%). It is mandated to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain RRTS in NCR and works under the administrative control of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, GOI. Out of the 8 identified corridors to connect various NCR towns with high-speed rail commute under the Functional Plan on Transport for NCR-2032, three have been prioritized for implementation in Phase-1 by the Planning Commission appointed Task Force, these are Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut, Delhi-Gurugram-SNB-Alwar and Delhi- Panipat.

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