India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS)

India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS)


The Prime Minister launched India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Main Highlights:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the priority section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor at Sahibabad RapidX Station in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  • He also flagged off the Namo Bharat RapidX train connecting Sahibabad to Duhai Depot, marking the launch of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in India.
  • It is the country’s first semi-high-speed regional rail service.

Delhi-Meerut RRTS Features:

  • The train will have an operational speed of 160 km per hour.
  • It also has a train attendant.
  • The premium coach is spacious, and comfortable and is equipped with cushioned reclining seats with charging points for mobile and laptops provided at every seat.

About RRTS:

  • It is a high speed, high capacity, comfortable commuter service connecting the regional areas which is different from the conventional railways.
  • This provides a reliable and a comfortable regional travel at high speed.
  • RRTS focuses on passengers looking to travel a relatively longer distance with fewer stops and at higher speeds unlike metro rails where the connectivity is within the city having short distances.