In a major boost to the implementation of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in the National Capital Region, the Delhi-Gurugram-SNB ( Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror Urban Complex) corridor has now been brought under PM Gati Shakti master plan. The project has been handpicked by the Network Planning Group (NPG) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, among other projects to boost urban connectivity and support manufacturing.
The backing of the NPG, consisting of the top officials of the divisions of eight ministries and departments, is expected to result in faster approvals and expeditious completion of the much-delayed project.
The Delhi-Gurugram-SNB RRTS corridor is part of the Delhi-Arwal RRTS Line. One of the three RRTS corridors prioritised for implementation, Delhi-Gurugram-Alwar, is planned to be implemented in three phases.
Under the first stage of Delhi-Alwar RRTS, a 106.5 km stretch will be coming up from Sarai Kale Khan (SKK) in Delhi to SNB Urban Complex, just ahead of Bawal (Haryana), passing through several regional nodes such as Gurugram, Manesar, Panchgaon and Rewari on the way.
Under the second phase, the line will be extended from SNB Urban Complex to Sotanala (33.3 km), with Shahjahanpur, Neemrana, and Behror in between. Under the third phase, the SNB to Alwar (58 km) extension is proposed. The Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor will be elevated for about 71 km (which includes 11 stations), and the remaining 35 km (with five stations) will be constructed underground, mostly in Delhi and Gurugram.
SKK-SNB RRTS corridor
The SKK-SNB RRTS corridor will be interoperable with the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, facilitating commuters to travel between corridors without having to change the train.
Similarly, in a bid to encourage the use of public transport, RRTS stations on this corridor will be seamlessly integrated with other modes of transport including metro rail, railway station, and ISBT at Sarai Kale Khan, metro rail systems at INA, Aerocity, Udyog Vihar in Gurgaon, Kherki Duala, and Panchgaon and Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport at Aerocity.