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  4. Good news: Rs 30,000 crore Delhi-Meerut rapid rail corridor gets bank nod | Highlights

Good news: Rs 30,000 crore Delhi-Meerut rapid rail corridor gets bank nod | Highlights

The RRTS is a first-of-its-kind, rail-based, high-speed regional transit system to be implemented in India. Once operational, it will be the fastest, most comfortable and safest mode of commuter transport in the National Capital Region (NCR).

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New Delhi Updated on: May 01, 2019 13:34 IST
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Nadi (Fiji): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has given an in-principle nod for financing four metro rail projects and a Rs 30,000 crore rapid rail corridor between Delhi and Meerut as part of its effort to improve the urban transport system in India.

Here's what we know about the Delhi-Meerut rapid rail corridor 

  1. The RRTS is a first-of-its-kind, rail-based, high-speed regional transit system to be implemented in India. Once operational, it will be the fastest, most comfortable and safest mode of commuter transport in the National Capital Region (NCR).
  2. RRTS is 3 times faster than the Metro
  3. Simultaneous discussion is going on with other multilateral funding agencies for co-financing of these large urban transport projects in India including Bhopal and Indore Metro projects, ADB Director General (South Asia) Hun Kim said Wednesday.
  4. On rapid rail project between Delhi and Meerut (in Uttar Pradesh), Kim said Regional Rapid Transport System (RRTS) is a huge project and ADB is looking to co-finance with other multilateral funding agencies including Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
  5. Earlier this year, the government approved construction of a Rs 30,274 crore worth RRTS to connect the national capital with Meerut through Ghaziabad (in Uttar Pradesh). The 82 kilometre-stretch will be covered in less than 60 minutes.
  6. In addition, other projects especially the expansion of Chennai and Bengaluru Metro are also under consideration, he said at the Annual Meet of ADB here.
  7. Kim emphasised that financing logistics projects will also be a priority area for the bank. "We want to be a bank for logistics," he said, pointing to the Vizag-Chennai and the Chennai-Kanyakumari industrial corridors where the ADB is involved in financing preparation of the master plan.
  8. "ADB has in-principle agreed to finance these projects with the Centre, which is the guarantor. It depends on the client. If they complete the formalities, we're ready to go (for final approval from the board)," he said.
  9. ADB has funded Jaipur Metro and expansion of Mumbai Metro in the past.
  10. ADB is also planning to lend USD 500 million each for energy projects, and the Chennai Metro Phase II.

 

 

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