India has got its first Semi High-Speed Regional Train, delivered successfully by Alstom- a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility. This is the first train that has been delivered in less than a year since the beginning of production and is 100% made in India at Alstom's factory in Savli (Gujarat). It is designed for National Capital Region Transport Corporation's (NCRTC) 82.5 km long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS line. RRTS is the first-of-its-kind system in which trains, with a design speed of 180 kmph, will be available every 5–10 minutes and cover the distance between Delhi and Meerut in 55 minutes with 14 stoppages.The energy-efficient train can run at 180kmph, reducing the travel time between Delhi and Meerut by 40 percent. Read SURFACES REPORTER (SR) 's complete report below:
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Designed using premium materials, the semi high-speed aerodynamic trains are energy efficient and come with extreme comfort and safety features to offer the best passenger experience for commuters, including those who are disabled.
Shri. Manoj Joshi, Chairman – NCRTC, Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Govt. of India, Shri. Vinay Kumar Singh, MD – NCRTC, and Mr. Alain Spohr, Managing Director, Alstom India
The inaugural ceremony took place in Alstom's manufacturing site in Savli, Gujarat, in the gracious presence of Shri. Manoj Joshi, Chairman – NCRTC, Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India, Shri. Vinay Kumar Singh, MD – NCRTC, and Mr. Alain Spohr, MD Alstom India
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Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs, GOI said, "It is a proud moment for all of us to witness the roll out of the RRTS train set, which is a true manifestation of the Hon'ble Prime Minister's vision of an ''Atma Nirbhar India''. Designed in India, made in India, made for India – it is the perfect demonstration of the PM's Make in India initiative. It is imperative that we plan efficient public transport to fully harness the potential of our metropolitan cities, so that we truly make them the engines of growth for tomorrow's economy."
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