Regional Rapid Transit System train is a project of the National Capital Region Transport Corporation. This train will run from Delhi to Meerut. This one line train will run at a maximum speed of 160 km/h and is 82.15 km long. The first look of the Regional Rapid Transit System train will run from has been revealed in the capital city of India. It is the first of its kind train will start the production line in 2022. the train will stop at 17 stations.
The design of the Regional Rapid Transit System
The outer body of the train is stainless steel. The Urban Transport Department of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India revealed the first look. The step is towards “Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.”
The first look of #RRTS Semi High Speed train was unveiled by Sh. Durga Shankar Mishra @Secretary_MoHUA & Chairman, NCRTC in presence of Sh. Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director, NCRTC, and other Directors of NCRTC and senior officials of MoHUA, NCRTC and @BombardierRail India. pic.twitter.com/nNb8WvzdZ7
— Urban Transport News 🚊 (@urbantransnews) September 25, 2020
The model is aerodynamic the main features are its lightweight and fully air-conditioned. The design of the train takes its inspiration from Delhi’s Lotus Temple. The manufacturing of the train will take place in Gujarat at Bombardier’s Savli plant. The train is not only fast but also is sustainable, keeping in view PM’s view of new innovations in India.
Prominent features of the train
Each car of the train will have six automatic wide doors, three on each side. Business Class will have four doors instead of easy alight and exit. Regional Rapid Transit System will have 2*2 seating with sufficient legroom, so as not to make the seats congested. The seats will also have optimized grab handles and grab poles. For putting the luggage aside, the car will have an overhead luggage rack, as well as charging sockets and an onboard WiFi facility. This is totally a computer-centric train which makes it modernized apt for growing India.
Regional Rapid Transit System will also have lightning and temperature control systems for less energy consumption. The train is an epitome of modern infrastructure for carrying out the self-reliant India model. The train will come out for the public after the finished product goes under extensive trials in 2022. It will reduce the travel time from 3 ours b car to mere 55 minutes from Delhi to Meerut.
The train has CCTV coverage, fire and smoke detector, wheelchair space, and push-buttons. The RRTS also will provide food automatic vending machines. The DPR of Delhi to Panipat RRTS corridor is also under active consideration of the respective State Governments.
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra was one of the officials to express his excitement. He said, “The environment-friendly, energy-efficient trains will improve the quality of life and around NCR by accelerating economic growth, creating economic opportunities and at the same time reducing air pollution, carbon footprint, congestion, and accidents.”