Chandigarh, India (Urban Transport News): The Haryana Government cabinet on 23rd December 2020 gave its nod for the implementation of the Delhi-Panipat Regional Rapid Transport System (RRTS), Corridor which will have a total length of 103.02 km. This corridor will have a total of 17 stations including 6 in Delhi and 11 in Haryana. The total cost of the project is estimated at Rs 21,627 crores.
According to the statement, the construction and commissioning of the RRTS will be undertaken in two stages Sarai Kale Khan to Murthal, including Murthal depot (58.28 km), and Murthal to Panipat, including Panipat depot (44.74 km).
"It is yet another shot in the arm for realizing the dream of seamless connectivity across NCR besides accelerating economic development. The corridor will have 17 stations stretched over a distance of 103 km. Stations at key locations like Kundli, RGEC, Gannaur and Samalkha will facilitate ease of movement across the region," said NCRTC.
It will significantly improve access to employment, healthcare and education by providing high-speed, reliable and safe connectivity. Not only leading institutions like Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology, IITM Group of Institutions, Murthal, Ashoka University, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (Sonipat Campus), AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi), Park Hospital will be at minutes distance but the corridor will also facilitate quick access to recreational hubs like the food joints, water park and other similar hubs near Murthal.
"The project will enable efficient and effective movement of a large number of people into vastly congested places and provide important links for residents of urban/sub-urban nodes in Haryana to access services and facilities in towns and cities of the region while bringing and accelerating the economic development of these urban nodes," said the official release.
The state cabinet also approved to permit purchasable FAR of up to 1.25 within the project influence zone in Haryana. Since the sale of purchasable FAR is directly attributed to the development of the RRTS, it has been decided that 80 percent of the revenue to be realized from the sale of additional FAR for the designated mixed-use areas will be shared with the RRTS project.
The cabinet approved the gross contribution of Rs 4,699 crore as the state government’s share towards the project cost and also nominated administrative secretary, town and country planning department as nodal officer for the signing of agreements and other related documents with the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) for the implementation of the project.
Apart from this, the Cabinet also authorised the Chief Minister of Haryana to approve any changes or modifications, if arise during the consultation with NCRTC or the government of India or for removing difficulties and bottlenecks in the implementation of the RRTS project.
For more details, please explore the Delhi - Panipat RRTS page of Urban Transport News.