DNA | Last Modified - Jun 30, 2011, 06:37 AM IST
Jaipur: A Delhi will be just 117 minutes from Alwar as a rapid transit corridor is proposed to connect the two cities. The National Capital Planning Board signed an MoU with Government of India (GoI) and four states for implementation of Regional Rapid Transportation System (RRTS).
The Rs 17,63,545-million project will have eight corridors connecting Delhi to Alwar, Meerut, Palwal, Khurja, Panipat, Hapur and Barut cities.
"The first phase of the corridor will commence between Delhi–Alwar in 2016, the transportation corridor will be develop in accordance to the concept of "Bullet Train" said GS Sandhu, principal secretary urban development and housing (UDH), Rajasthan.
RRTS will solve the problem of traffic jams faced by passengers arriving and departing from Delhi from NCR region.
These projects will be further integrated with the Metro train and Bus Rapid Transit Corridor (BRTS) to provide easy access to internal destinations in the city.
In Rajasthan Alwar will be connected to ISBT Kashmere Gate in Delhi through a fast moving dedicated train corridor. The train moving at a speed of 160 kilometer per hour will connect New Delhi Railway Station, Sarai Kale Khan/Nizamuddin Railway station and Dhaula Kuan (through Metro) inside Delhi. While Gurgaun Manesar, Dharuhera, Bhiwadi, Rewari, Bawal, Shahjahanpur and Khairthal.
The 118 kilometre long distance will be covered in just 117 minutes, and is expected to receive a daily passenger load of near 7.43 lakh.
The project can make Alwar entry gateway for passengers travelling to National Capital from Rajasthan.
"The corridor will connect three major industrial areas in the state (Bhiwari, Nimrana and Khairthal), by 2041 it is projected to cater to more than 16 lakh passengers each day. It will also add to the investment possibilities in the area" said an urban development official