Delhi-Meerut RRTS: Meet India's fastest metro train
The Alstom-made modern trainsets are able to achieve a top speed of 180 kmph
The Delhi-Meerut RRTS (Rapid Rail Transit System) is a high-speed urban rail network that will connect Delhi and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh passing through Ghaziabad, Modinagar and Muzzafarnagar.
The Alstom-made modern trainsets are able to achieve a top speed of 180 kmph, and the India's first rapid regional rail has already conducted a high-speed run, passing through an under construction RRTS train station at 160 kmph speed.
The Delhi-Meerut RRTS will pass through 22 stations connecting Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut covering 82 km long stretch. Here are the names of all the stations:
Nizamuddin / Sarai Kale Khan
New Ashok Nagar
Modi Nagar South
Modi Nagar North
Delhi-Meerut RRTS: Start date
NCRTC, the body that is making the RRTS, has set a deadline of March 2023 for the Priority Corridor (Sahibabad-Duhai) and 2025 for the entire Delhi-Meerut line.
However, the RRTS trains have just started pre-trial runs on the Duhai stretch and the stations are also under construction.
Expect the priority corridor to start in mid-2023, while the entire line can go upto 2025.
Once completed, the Delhi-Meerut RRTS is expected to be the India's fastest rail, surpassing the Vande Bharat Express.
The fare structure of Delhi-Meerut RRTS line has not been announced yet and will be done closer to start of operations.
However, there will be both Economy and Business class in the train and the prices will be higher than regular metro trains.one or smartcard. Riders will have the option to use QR code tickets.