The first trainset of India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) was recently handed over to National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC).
What’s Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System ( RRTS )?
- It’s an 82.15 km long semi-high speed rail corridor connecting Delhi, Ghaziabad, and Meerut. The corridor is under construction.
- It’s one of the three rapid rail corridors planned under Phase I of the Regional Rapid Transport System ( RRTS ) project of the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC)
These trains are 100 indigenous. This is in line with the government’s Make in India program and Aatmanirbhar Bharat’s ambition.
Where is the trainset designed and manufactured?
The trainset was designed at Alstom’s Hyderabad engineering center and manufactured in Alstom’s factory in Savli (Gujarat).
The propulsion systems and electricals are manufactured in Maneja (Gujarat).
What are the safety and passenger comfort features?
- Ergonomically built 2 × 2 transverse seating
- Wide gangways for comfortable standing space
- Overhead luggage racks
- CCTV cameras and exterior camera
- Fire and bank detector, fire extinguisher
- Door status indicators, grab handles
- Wi-Fi, laptop/ mobile/ USB charging stations,
- Dynamic route display maps
- Auto controlled ambient lighting system
- Large windows for a panoramic view
- Ergonomically designed areas to support disabled people.
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