The first semi-high speed trainset of India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor rolled out was handed over to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) at manufacturing factory of Alstom at Savli, Gujarat.
With this rollout, the delivery of the trainsets has started and the first trainset will soon be brought on large trailers to the Duhai depot in Ghaziabad.
The semi-high speed trains will be the fastest in India with a design speed of 180 km per hour, an operational speed of 160 km per hour and an average speed of 100 km per hour.
While work is currently on 82 km long Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor and the priority section between Duhai and Sahibabad is expected to be commissioned in 2023, the other two proposed RRTS corridors are Delhi-Panipat and Delhi-Alwar.
As per the contract, the company will deliver 40 trainsets, including 10 three-car trainsets for Meerut Metro, apart from maintenance for 15 years.
The contract also includes designing, supplying, installing, testing, and commissioning signalling and train control, supervision, platform screen doors, and telecommunication systems for the Delhi-Meerut Corridor.