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Government introduces India’s first RRTS train

Government introduces India’s first RRTS train

Indian Railways has been upgrading its facilities for passengers. The government also provides support for that. In this context, the government helped the Railways in many ways, like the introduction of Vande Bharat trains and Kawach technology.

Now, the government introduced India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) train. The RRTS train is a new design that intends to provide a better travelling experience to train passengers. Phase 1 of the manufacturing process of the train started in 2021 and was completed recently. The trial and testing will be finished by the end of this year.

The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor is the country’s first RRTS corridor. This 82-km long corridor will reduce the travel time to less than an hour. The current travel time by road is 3-4 hours.

These RRTS trains are manufactured indigenously as the government promotes Make in India and Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan.

The new RRTS train will have six coaches at the beginning, which can be increased to nine later. Out of these six coaches, one coach will be premium class. The train will have 407 seats, which can accommodate 1,500 passengers. The seating arrangements on the train are similar to that of an aeroplane.

While the average speed of the RRTS train is 100 kilometres per hour, it can attain a maximum speed of 160 kilometres per hour. Delhi’s Lotus Temple is an inspiration for designing the train. It covers five stations between Sahibabad and Duhai in Uttar Pradesh.

RRTS trains are lightweight and fully air-conditioned. Its outer body is made of stainless steel. With modern facilities like Wi-Fi, the journey on this train will provide a luxurious experience for passengers.

The NCRTC will execute the first RRTS in the country. It aims to procure 30 trains to operate regional rail service and 10 trains to operate local transport service in Meerut.

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