News2News.in Explainer: The Rapid Rail, which can run at a speed of 180 kmph, will soon run from Sahibabad in Ghaziabad to Duhai Depot. In this rapid rail, passengers will get facilities like aeroplane. The entire railway corridor is divided into three sections. The first section is 17 km long, which will run from Sahibabad to Duhai Depot. You will be able to avail this rapid rail journey for only Rs 2 per kilometer. In News2News.in Explaner, you will be shared all the big and small information related to the rapid rail project.
Rapid Rail, which runs 3 times faster than the metro train, has its own fun. The speed of this rapid rail is 180 km per hour. However, it will be run at a speed of 160 kmph. In this train, separate seats have been installed for the disabled. Stretcher facility will also be available in the last compartment for carrying patients. According to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) during media interaction, about 8 lakh passengers will be able to travel daily in this train.
When will the rapid rail start
The construction of India’s first rapid rail project, the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid System, is progressing at a brisk pace. Its priority is to run the first section between Sahibabad to Duhai, which is 17 km away. This entire corridor is to be started in three sections. Firstly there is a possibility of running between Sahibabad to Duhai Depot having a distance of 17 km. Its second phase will be from Sahibabad to Meerut. It is estimated that it will be completed by 2024. Work on the final phase is expected to begin by 2025.
What is the purpose of RRTS
The project aims to curb vehicular traffic and air pollution, decongest the national capital and ensure balanced regional development. The RRTS project is a joint venture between the Center and the UP government, with a cost of Rs 30,274 crore.
How different is rapid rail from metro?
- The average speed of regular metro is 40 to 50 km per hour. A speed test was taken for a few days so that the metro could run at a speed of 100 km per hour. At the same time, the speed of rapid rail will be able to run at a speed of 160 km per hour.
- Unlike metro, rapid rail system is better for commuters who want fast, long and comfortable journey. On the other hand, Metro is connecting the capital Delhi and the surrounding cities.
- RRTS will provide facilities like free WiFi, luggage storage, mobile charging facility, foldable seats, more space for standing passengers etc.
- The charge for rapid rail will be Rs 2 per kilometer.
- In just one hour you will be able to cover the distance from Delhi to Meerut.
When did the metro facility start in India?
39 years ago, the first metro service in India started on 24 October 1984 in Kolkata. But, it took 12 years for this metro service to start. This project of Kolkata was approved on June 1, 1972. Its foundation stone was also laid at the end of the year. This train ran from Esplanade to Bhawanipur (Netaji Bhawan) covering a distance of 3.4 kms.
DMRC is the largest rail network in the country
Delhi Metro has become the largest metro rail network. It extends for about 350 kilometers to Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurugram, Bahadurgarh and Vallabhgarh. About 30 lakh people take advantage of the Delhi Metro daily. Metro work is also going on in cities like Jaipur, Indore-Bhopal, Hyderabad, Chennai and Lucknow.
Metro runs in these cities