NEW DELHI: Soon the travelling time between Delhi and Alwar will be reduced by 2 hours, thanks to the 106-km Delhi-Gurugram-SNB (Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror Urban Complex) rapid rail project. The project got approved from the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) Board in December last year, and also Haryana Cabinet has given it a go ahead.
With the completion of this project, the travelling time between Delhi and Alwar will be significantly reduced by 2 hours, however, it might not happen anytime soon. As per officials, it will take five years for the work to get complete. The project has been allotted INR 24,975 crore and will be funded by various organisations.
As per reports, 20 percent fund will come from the Central Government, while state governments will give 20 percent. The remainder 60 percent fund will come through bilateral/multilateral funding agencies.
There will be three stages of construction. In the first stage, construction of Delhi-Gurugram-Rewari-SNB Urban Complex will take place. In the second stage, the same corridor will be extended from SNB Urban Complex to Sotanala, while the third stage will see final construction from SNB Urban Complex to Alwar.
Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi will be the merging point of the corridor with other RRTS (Regional Rapid Transit Systems) corridors. This will help passengers as they won’t have to change trains in between.
About Rapid Trains
1) These RRTS trains will run at a speed of 180 km/hr, and will be available at a regular interval of 5-10 minutes.
2) These trains will be fully air-conditioned and will also have seating and overhead luggage spaces.
3) There will also be a coach reserved only for women.
4) A business class coach will also be available in every train.