In what is termed as a significant development that will result in railways increasingly complementing surface transport (read trucks), Bombardier has been awarded a contract by National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) to build and deliver regional commuter and intracity transit trains for ferrying 210 commuter and intercity cars as part of the Delhi–Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS). This rail project is India’s first to include maintenance scope for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut semi-high-speed rail corridor under phase one of RRTS. The new line of 82 km will reduce travel time by 75 per cent enabling passengers from Delhi to reach Meerut in less than 60 minutes. With an expected ridership of eight lakh per day, this rail project has received a Letter of Award valued at approximately Rs.2577 crore.

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