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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.

  • About NCRTC

  • 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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