Train Design for India’s First Semi-High-Speed RRTS Corridor Unveiled

India’s first regional rapid transit system (RRTS) will operate trains at speed of 180km/h, cutting travel time between Meerut and Delhi to under one hour. Now the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) and manufacturer Bombardier have unveiled the design of the new rolling stock.

The unveiling of the train, inspired by Delhi’s Lotus Temple, was attended by India’s Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary, Durga Shanker Mishra, who is also the Chair of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, and Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director at NCRTC as well as Rajeev Joisar, Managing Director for Bombardier Transportation in India.

Bombardier's RRTS train for Delhi-Meerut
Bombardier’s train for the regional rapid transit system between Delhi and Meerut

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NCRTC awarded the contract to design, build and deliver the rolling stock for the regional rapid transit system to Bombardier earlier in 2020. The contract also includes full maintenance services for the rail corridor under RRTS Phase 1.