ncrtc rrts corridor
The construction of the Delhi-Alwar Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor has gained momentum with the National Capital Region Transport Corporation starting the groundwork for shifting of four water pipelines at Signature Towers coming in the way of the proposed route. The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority has already approved the proposal for the shifting of the pipelines and has also assigned land for the purpose.

Before removing the existing pipelines, NCRTC will be constructing new pipelines, work on which has already begun. The status of work on the Delhi-Gurgaon-Alwar corridor is currently in the pre-construction phase as this will help the corporation to be ready to start civic work on a fast-tracked basis. The same process was followed with the Delhi-Meerut rail corridor, where pre-construction work was carried quite earlier, which helped expedite civic work on the RRTS corridor. Floating of tenders for the pre-construction work of the project had begun in 2018, following which geotechnical investigations were carried out.

The corridor is planned to be commissioned in the next five years, excluding one year of pre-construction activities funded by the Centre (20%), the state governments concerned (20%) and other agencies (60%). Under the project, a 106-km-long corridor will start from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to Shahjahanpur, Neemrana and Behror (SNB), which is just ahead of Bawal in Haryana. The corridor will include various regional nodes like Gurgaon, Manesar, Pachgaon and Rewari. In the second phase, the line will be extended from SNB to Sotanala in Rajasthan, and in the third phase, the stretch from SNB to Alwar will be constructed. The Delhi-Gurgaon-SNB corridor will be elevated for about 71km (which includes 11 stations), while the remaining 35km (which includes five stations) will be underground, mostly in Delhi and Gurgaon. This corridor will converge with other RRTS corridors at Sarai Kale Khan.
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