'Namo Bharat' Train: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the country's first high-speed train, now officially named 'Namo Bharat.' The project, formerly known as the Rapid Rail, will connect Delhi to Meerut via an 82-kilometre route.
The first phase of this high-speed train was launched today, with passenger service starting from Sahibabad to Duhai Depot.
Approximately 800,000 passengers are expected to benefit daily from the 'Namo Bharat' train, which boasts a top speed of 160 kilometres per hour.
The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS (Regional Rapid Transit System) corridor's first phase, connecting Sahibabad to Duhai, was officially opened for passengers just one day after its inauguration on October 21.
The project aims to serve millions of residents in the Delhi-NCR region, providing them with a rapid, high-frequency regional transit system.
'Namo Bharat' will operate at a frequency of one train every 15 minutes, with the possibility of even shorter intervals based on demand.
The Delhi-NCR region boasts a total of eight RRTS corridors, with three in the first phase, including Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut, Delhi-Gurugram-SNB (Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror), and Delhi-Panipat.
The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor, with an estimated cost exceeding ₹30,000 crore, promises to connect Delhi to Meerut in less than an hour via Ghaziabad, Muradnagar, and Modinagar.
The project is set to revolutionize regional travel, offering a more efficient and faster commute for the people of the Delhi-NCR region.