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News-CRUX-10     11th December 2023        
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Context: Recently, the National Capital Region Transport Corporation initiated the trial run of the Namo Bharat train, covering the 12-km stretch between Duhai and Modinagar as part of the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transport System (RRTS) corridor.

Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS)

  • About: RRTS is an integrated, mass transit network which aims to ensure “balanced and sustainable urban development” through better connectivity and access across the NCR
  • Launched: October, 2023.
  • Constructed by: The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC).
  • NCRTC: It is a joint venture company of the Central government and the governments of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Ministry: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • Objective: to ensure “balanced and sustainable urban development” through better connectivity and access across the NCR.
  • It is a state-of-the-art regional mobility solution, comparable to the best in the world.
  • Speed: RRTS trains will travel significantly faster than metro trains
  • These will operate at a speed of 160 km/hour but are designed to be able to run at speeds up to 180 km/hour.

Namo Bharat Trains

  • “Namo Bharat” is the name of India’s first regional rapid train operating between Delhi and Meerut.


Eight Identified RRTS Corridors: Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut, Delhi-Gurugram-SNB-Alwar, Delhi-Panipat, Delhi – Faridabad – Ballabgarh – Palwal, Ghaziabad – Khurja, Delhi – Bahadurgarh – Rohtak, Ghaziabad-Hapur, Delhi-Shahdara-Baraut.

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