The first trainset of India’s First Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor has been handed over to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) in the presence of the Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt. of India. Under the Make in India initiative, 100 per cent of these state-of-the-art RRTS train sets are being manufactured in India at the Alstom’s factory in Savli, Gujarat.
This first train will be run on the Sarai Kale Khan-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor. The ceremony of handing over was organised at the manufacturing plant of Alstom (earlier Bombardier) today, where the keys of the RRTS trainsets were handed over to NCRTC.
The interiors, along with the commuter-centric features of India’s first RRTS trains, were unveiled on March 16, 2022, at the Duhai Depot, Ghaziabad. These RRTS trains will be the fastest trains in India, with a design speed of 180km/h, an operational speed of 160km/h and an average speed of 100 km /h.
The modern RRTS trains will have ergonomically designed 2x2 transverse cushioned seating, wide standing space, luggage racks, CCTV cameras, laptop/mobile charging facility, dynamic route maps, auto control ambient lighting system, and Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning System (HVAC) and other amenities. The air-conditioned RRTS trains will have Standard as well as Premium class (one coach per train) along with one coach reserved for women commuters.
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