New Delhi, Sep 25 (UNI) The first model of the country’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Train running on the 82-km long Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor was unveiled on Friday. ‘Infrastructure is one of the five pillars of AtmaNirbhar Bharat, envisioned by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it is a matter of great pride that these high-speed, high-frequency commuter trains for RRTS are entirely being manufactured under the government’s ‘Make in India’ policy,’ said Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA and Chairman, National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC).
Unveiling the first look of the country’s first RRTS train, the MoHUA Secretary said the environment-friendly, energy-efficient trains will improve the quality of life in and around NCR by accelerating economic growth, creating economic opportunities and at the same time, reducing air pollution, carbon footprint, congestion, and accidents.
Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director, NCRTC, all the members of Board of Directors of NCRTC and other senior officials of MoHUA, NCRTC and Bombardier India were present at the event.
The state-of-the-art RRTS rolling stock will be first-of-its-kind in India with a design speed of 180 kmph. With radiating stainless steel outer body, these aerodynamic RRTS trains will be lightweight and fully air-conditioned.
Each car will have six automatic plug-in type wide doors, three on each side (Business Class will have four such doors, two on each side) for ease of access and exit.
The RRTS trains will have transverse 2×2 seating with adequate legroom, optimized aisle width with grab handles and grab poles for a comfortable journey for standing passengers, overhead luggage rack, mobile/laptop charging sockets and on board Wi-Fi, among other commuter-centric features.
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