Govt Gives Nod To 100 Km High-Speed Rail Project Connecting Delhi To Haryana-Rajasthan Border

| June 16 , 2018 , 10:25 IST

The Haryana state government on Friday gave its approval for a high speed rail network connecting Delhi's Sarai Kale Khan to the Haryana-Rajasthan border near Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behrod. The decision was made during a meeting chaired by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh which was also attended by Union Minister of State for Planning, Rao Inderjit Singh.

The Regional Rapid Transit Systems (RRTS) project will provide a new impetus to growth and investment in Gurgaon specifically and south Haryana and general, CM Khattar said.

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According to an official release, the project would run along an elevated section on the Old Delhi road in Gurgaon to Lt Atul Katarya Chowk then to Signature Tower Chowk and then along NH-48 up to Rajiv Chowk. From there, the project would move underground beyond Kherki Daula and emerge above ground at IMT Manesar. The alignment would them move along the highway to Dharuhera, Rewari and Bawal before entering Rajasthan, it said.

The average speed on the RRTS would be around 100 km and would provide a convenient mode of travel for daily commuters travelling from southern Haryana to Delhi.

The first phase of the project ending at Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behrod is being built at a cost of approximately Rs 25,000 crore.

The project is being executed by the NCR Transport Corporation (NCRTC), a joint venture of the Government of India and the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) is expected to be prepared by the NCRTC in 3 months and the physical work for the project would likely begin by March 2019.