Authorities are operating empty RapidX trains at 15-minute intervals on the 17-km priority section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS as part of the testing from 6 am to 11 pm.
The RapidX train reached 160 kmph in the 17 km priority segment during the first test runs of the eagerly anticipated semi-high-speed rail for Delhi NCR. In under 12 minutes, the Delhi-Meerut RRTS travelled the 17 kilometres via Ghaziabad.
Authorities are operating empty RapidX trains at 15-minute intervals between 6 am and 11 late as part of the experiments. Services are anticipated to start soon on the stretch after the completion of the trial runs. After several months of delay, passengers between Sahibabad in Ghaziabad and Duhai will be able to use the lightning-fast travel.
It was previously claimed that PM Narendra Modi would probably soon start the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS train. The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is building the nation’s first train system of its kind. It is a joint venture (JV) between the Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana governments.
The network’s first line is the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS. It will link important Delhi-NCR cities to UP satellite towns all the way to Meerut. Once the entire line is finished, the officials anticipate an average of 8 lakh passengers per day using the services.
The 17-kilometer priority stretch, which will soon be opened, will travel via Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai, and Duhai Depot. Phase 2 will see the addition of Muradnagar, Modi Nagar South, Modi Nagar North, and Meerut South stations. According to the official schedule, the 82-km Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS route is expected to be fully operational by June 2025.