India’s first RRTS train

  • The Centre on Friday unveiled the first look of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) train
  • Whose design is inspired by Delhi’s iconic Lotus Temple and can attain a top speed of 180 kilometres per hour on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor.
  • The 82-km-long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor is the first RRTS corridor being implemented in India.
  • The prototype is scheduled to roll off the production line in 2022 and will be put into public use after extensive trials.
  • The 17-km priority corridor of Delhi-Merrut RRTS from Sahibabad to Duhai will be operational in 2023 and the entire corridor will be operational in 2025.
  • Delhi’s iconic Lotus Temple is an epitome of sustainability as its design allows flow of natural sources of light and air circulation.
  • On similar lines, RRTS rolling stock will have lighting and temperature control systems to enhance passenger experience with less energy consumption.
  • The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), which is executing India’s first RRTS, will procure 30 train sets of six cars each for operating regional rail services on the entire corridor and ten train sets of three cars each for operating local transit services in Meerut.