India’s first regional rapid transit system trainset

The first trainset of India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) was recently handed over to National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC).

Are the trains indigenous?

These trains are 100% indigenous. This is in line with the government’s Make in India program and Aatmanirbhar Bharat’s ambition.

Where is the trainset designed and manufactured?

  • The trainset was designed at Alstom’s Hyderabad engineering center and manufactured in Alstom’s factory in Savli (Gujarat).
  • The propulsion systems and electricals are manufactured in Maneja (Gujarat).

What are the safety and passenger comfort features?

  • Ergonomically built 2×2 transverse seating
  • Wide gangways for comfortable standing space
  • Overhead luggage racks
  • CCTV cameras and exterior camera
  • Fire and smoke detector, fire extinguisher
  • Door status indicators, grab handles
  • Wi-Fi, laptop/mobile/USB charging stations,
  • Dynamic route display maps
  • Auto controlled ambient lighting system
  • Large windows for a panoramic view
  • Ergonomically designed areas to support disabled people.

What is Delhi–Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS)?

  • It is an 82.15 km long semi-high speed rail corridor connecting Delhi, Ghaziabad, and Meerut. The corridor is under construction.
  • It is one of the three rapid rail corridors planned under Phase I of the Regional Rapid Transport System (RRTS) project of the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC).

What is National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC)?

  • National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is a joint venture company of the Government of India and the States of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh (UP).
  • It is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
  • It is mandated for implementing the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project across the National Capital Region (NCR) of India.

Which signaling system is used in Delhi-Meerut RRTS?

The Delhi-Meerut RRTS will be the first in India to adopt the European Train Control System (ETCS) hybrid Level 2 signaling system. This is the core signaling and train control component of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS).

What will be the speed of the trains?

The RRTS corridors will operate the fastest trains in India with a design speed of 180 kmph.

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