India's first Regional Rapid Transit System train
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The first train of the 'Regional Rapid Transit System' (RRTS) was handed over to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) on May 7 at a function in Savli, Gujarat.
These state-of-the-art RRTS trains are being manufactured in the country under the 'Make in India' initiative at Alstom's factory in Savli, Gujarat.
Alstom is a French multinational company that acquired Bombardier Transportation early last year.
The Canadian-German company Bombardier built the Metro car for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
The RRTS trains are capable of running at a top speed of 180 kilometre per hour.
The train set will be brought to the Duhai depot in Uttar Pradesh and will be maintained and operated from there.
The fully air-conditioned train comes with several modern commuter-centric features including cushioned seating, laptop-mobile charging, luggage racks and dynamic route-maps.
National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is a joint venture company of the Government of India and the states of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and UP under the administrative control of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
It is empowered to implement the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project in NCR of India.
It ensures balanced and sustainable urban development through better connectivity and accessibility.
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