Delhi-Meerut RRTS: India’s first semi high-speed train on way to Ghaziabad

Alstom on Saturday delivered India’s first semi high-speed regional train for the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) in the 82.5 km long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Phase 1. The rollout ceremony was held at Alstom’s manufacturing unit in Savli, Gujarat. Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of Housing (who attended virtually), Manoj Joshi, Chairman – NCRTC, Secretary, Ministry of Housing; Urban Affairs, Vinay Kumar Singh, MD – NCRTC, and Allen SPOHR, Managing Director, Alstom India were present at the event.

Designed and manufactured to carry passengers at 180 kmph, these trains are expected to reduce travel time between Delhi and Meerut by 40%. These semi-high-speed aerodynamic trains are energy efficient, specially designed to offer top-notch comfort and safety features for a premium passenger experience for passengers including the disabled.

Hardeep Singh Puri said, “It is a proud moment for all of us to see the roll out of RRTS trainset, which is a true expression of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. Design in India, Made in India, Made for India – This is a true demonstration of the PM’s Make in India initiative. It is imperative that we plan efficient public transport to fully harness the potential of our metropolitan cities, so that we can actually make them the drivers of growth for tomorrow’s economy. to build an engine.”

Commenting on the delivery, Ellen Spohr, Managing Director, Alstom India said, “We are proud to have achieved another significant milestone in making India’s first semi high-speed regional commuter service a reality. The RRTS project is one of the most ambitious initiatives in India’s mobility sector and will prove to be a game-changer in the regional rail segment of India. Our trains and ETCS signaling system will ensure safe and seamless intercity movement, benefitting lakhs of people and contributing to socio-economic development.”

“The delivery of the first train within a year of commencement of production reinstates Alstom’s commitment to revolutionize India’s rail network. We are honored to be the partner of choice in providing unprecedented sustainable technology solutions that meet India’s future transportation needs.”

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