NEW DELHI: The upcoming Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS), a rail-based semi-highspeed link between Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut that is expected to be fully operational by 2025 is going to change the dynamics of real estate in the National Capital Region.
With the introduction of the RRTS and the commissioning of Delhi-Meerut Expressway, properties located along the corridor in Meerut, Modinagar, Muradnagar, Duhai and several localities in Ghaziabad are witnessing a boom. Realty experts say that rates of properties in these areas have increased by 35 to 40 per cent in the last two years.
The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is implementing the country’s first 82-km RRTS corridor, which is a semi-high-speed rail-based transit network. This corridor will have 25 stations including two depot stations.
The RRTS corridor will start from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi and pass through areas such as Anand Vihar, and Uttar Pradesh’s Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Duhai, Muradnagar, Modi Nagar and Meerut to culminate at Modipuram.
The 17km priority section between Sahibabad and Duhai is likely to open by March this year while the entire corridor will be commissioned by 2025. The RRTS will cover the 82 km between Delhi and Meerut in 55 minutes.
In Meerut, Metro services will be provided on the RRTS network with 13 stations in 21 km for local transit needs. Partapur, Shatabdi Nagar, Baishali, Brahmpuri, Modipuram and Meerut North will be some of the key Metro stations in the city. According to NCRTC officials, the Metro trains will run on the same tracks as RRTS. The only difference will be that the RRTS trains will stop only at RRTS stations while Metro trains will stop at all 13 stations.
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