New Delhi : Travel time between Delhi Meerut can be completed in less than 60 minutes in the next 2 to 3 years. Durgashankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, said this at the unveiling of the first look of High Speed Rapid Rail (RRTS Train). The funny thing is that seeing this train from a distance will give a glimpse of the famous Lotus Temple temple in Delhi, because it is designed in this way.
Mishra said that the construction of high-speed rail under the self-reliant India Resolution is entirely based on the Make in India scheme. Speaking on the occasion, NCRTC Managing Director Vinay Kumar Singh said that India’s first RRTS train set has been designed with a vision to fulfill the aspirations of New India.
Durgashankar Mishra further said that infrastructure is one of the five pillars of self-reliant India through Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is a matter of great pride that these high speed, high frequency trains for RRTS are being manufactured completely under the government’s ‘Make in India’.
The Secretary said that environmentally friendly, energy efficient trains made of stainless steel will improve the quality of life in NCR by accelerating economic growth, creating economic opportunities and reducing air pollution, congestion and accidents. Its speed will be 180 kilometers per hour.
He informed that the trains will be light and fully air-conditioned. Each will have six automatic plug-in type wide doors. In addition there will be an onboard Wi-Fi facility with overhead luggage rack, mobile / laptop charging socket and other computer-centric features.
At the same time by 2022, the first prototype of this train will be built and will be brought for public use after testing. The entire rolling stock of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor will be prepared at the Savli plant in Bombardier, Gujarat.