4 states join hands for rapid rail link of Delhi, Ghazi­abad, Meerut

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - NATION - HT Cor­re­spon­dent n let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

LUC­KNOW: The pro­posed Delhi-Ghazi­abad-Meerut rapid rail tran­sit sys­tem (RRTS) will be im­ple­mented as a joint ven­ture by the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion Trans­port Cor­po­ra­tion (NCRTC) and four state gov­ern­ments – Delhi, Ut­tar Pradesh, Haryana and Ra­jasthan.

The de­ci­sion was taken at a meet­ing presided over by UP chief sec­re­tary Rajive Ku­mar here on Thurs­day with se­nior of­fi­cials of the metro rail project to fa­cil­i­tate in­ter-district pas­sen­gers com­ing to Meerut from Delhi and Ghazi­abad.

“Since the pro­posed align­ment of the RRTS project in Meerut was al­most sim­i­lar to that of Meerut metro rail project cor­ri­dor-1, it was felt that both the projects should be ex­e­cuted in a com­bined man­ner. This will en­sure bet­ter co­or­di­na­tion and ease fi­nan­cial bur­den by cost­shar­ing between the state gov­ern­ments,” Ku­mar said.

He said work on the first phase from North-South cor­ri­dor be­gin­ning from Prat­a­pur, Meerut to Modi Pu­ram would be un­der­taken si­mul­ta­ne­ously along with the metro rail project cor­ri­dor-II, which would from Shrad­ha­puri and go up to Jagriti ex­ten­sion. He said work on other cor­ri­dors of RRTS and metro project would be done in the sec­ond phase.

Prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary, hous­ing and ur­ban plan­ning, Mukul Sing­hal, prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary, fi­nance, San­jiv Mit­tal, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, LMRC, Ku­mar Ke­shav, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, NCRTC, VK Singh, vice-chair­man, Meerut De­vel­op­ment Author­ity, Si­taram Ya­dav also at­tended the meet­ing.

THE DE­CI­SION WAS TAKEN AT A MEET­ING PRESIDED OVER BY UP CHIEF SEC­RE­TARY RAJIVE KU­MAR ON THURS­DAY

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