In Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched ‘Namo Bharat,’ India’s first semi-high-speed regional train service.
The Prime Minister dedicated the ‘Namo Bharat’ train, which connects the Uttar Pradesh stations of Sahibabad and Duhai Depot.
This is the first time that the Regional Rapid Train Service (RRTS) has been introduced in India.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), “Namo Bharat” is a “transformational” regional development program that would provide high-speed trains for interstate transportation.
PM Modi also rode aboard the train and spoke with several students. “In the first phase of the RRTS, Namo Bharat trains will link several parts of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana,” the prime minister stated.
He estimates that the entire 82-kilometer length between Delhi and Meerut will be completed over the next 1-1.5 years.
Yesterday, the name of the nation’s rail service was changed from RapidX to NaMo Bharat.
The 17-kilometer priority stretch of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor will open to passengers tomorrow, one day after its official opening.
The priority section comprises five stops between Sahibabad and Duhai Depot: Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai, and Duhai Depot.
With facilities like overhead storage, Wi-Fi, and charging choices at each seat, RRTS trains emphasize customer convenience. According to a press release, there will also be a premium-class car with large seating, enough legroom, and coat racks.
This train’s safety features include CCTV cameras, an emergency door-opening mechanism, and a button to speak with a train operator.
The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor is being built at a cost of more than 30,000 crore and would connect Delhi to Meerut in less than an hour via the urban areas of Ghaziabad, Muradnagar, and Modinagar, according to the PMO.