Delhi-NCR RRTS – Information, Route Maps, Fares, Tenders & Updates

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Delhi RAPIDX is a semi high-speed Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) partly operational and under construction by the National Capital Region Transport Corporation  (NCRTC) to connect Delhi with its distant suburbs via 8 lines with trains running at a max speed of 160 km/hr.

Delhi Meerut RRTS (RapidX) project’s Priority Corridor was inaugurated on October 20, 2023. It opened to passengers and started commercial operations on October 21, 2023. This 17 km section connects Sahibabad – Duhai via 4 elevated stations.

The objective of RAPIDX is to reduce dependence of commuters on road based transportation and enhance regional connectivity within the National Capital Region. Within Delhi, the RRTS system will largely run underground, connect to the Delhi Metro Rail system and provide riders with a faster alternative option to reach their destination (Eg. nonstop service between Sarai Kale Khan – Kashmere Gate on the Delhi – Panipat line).

Equivalent systems in the rest of the world include London’s Crossrail, Paris’ RER and Munich’s S-Bahn systems. The RRTS system’s Delhi – Meerut RRTS Line is being financed partly through an official development assistance (ODA) loan from Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

The project is currently in the construction stage, with work first beginning on the 82.15 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut RRTS Line. Out of this, the 17 km Sahibabad – Ghaziabad – Guldhar – Duhai section has been prioritized, and was opened in October 2023.

Key Figures

Operational: 34.1 km | Under Construction: 48.05 km | Proposed: 1000 km (approx.)

System Specifications

  • Design Speed: 180 kmph
  • Operational Speed: 160 kmph
  • Average Speed: 100 kmph
  • Track Gauge Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
  • Rolling Stock: Aerodynamic, 3.2 m wide x 22 m long, stainless steel / aluminum body (Alstom will supply 210 coaches for the Delhi – Meerut line)
  • Signaling: European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 of ERTMS
  • Traction: 1 x 25 KV AC overhead catenary (OHE)
  • Seating Arrangement: Transverse
  • Classes: Economy and Business (1 coach per train)

RAPIDX Phase 1 Lines (349 kms)

A task force established by the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) has prioritized the construction of 3 routes as early bird lines:

Line-1: Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut RRTS: View Detailed Info

  • Length: 82.15 km
  • Type: Elevated & Underground
  • Depot: Duhai EPE and Modipuram
  • Number of Stations: 22
  • Station Names: Sarai Kale Khan, New Ashok Nagar, Anand Vihar, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai (EPE), Murad Nagar, Modi Nagar South, Modi Nagar North, Meerut South, Partapur, Rithani, Shatabdi Nagar, Brahmapuri, Meerut Central, Bhaisali, Begum Pul, MES Colony, Daurli, Meerut North and Modipuram

Line-2: Delhi – Gurgaon – SNB – Alwar RRTS: View Detailed Info

  • Length: 199 km
  • Main-line: Delhi – SNB – Alwar (164 km)
  • Spur Line: SNB – Sotanala (35 km)
  • Type: Elevated & Underground
  • Depot: Dharuhera, Alwar
  • Number of Stations: 22
  • Stations on Main-Line (18): Sarai Kale Khan, Jor Bagh (INA), Munirka, Aerocity, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon Sector 17, Rajiv Chowk, Kherki Daula, Manesar, Panchgaon, Bilaspur Chowk, Dharuhera Depot, MBIR, Rewari, Bawal, Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behrod (SNB), Khairthal, Alwar
  • Stations on Spur Line (4) : Shahjahanpur, Neemrana, Behror, Sotanala

Line-3: Delhi – Sonipat – Panipat RRTS (103 km): View Detailed Info

  • Length: 103 km
  • Type: Elevated & Underground
  • Depots: Murthal & Panipat
  • Number of Stations: 16
  • Station Names: Sarai Kale Khan, Indraprastha, Kashmere Gate, Burari Crossing, Mukarba Chowk, Alipur, Kundli, KMP Interchange, RGEU, Murthal, Barhi, Gannaur, Samalkha, Panipat South, Panipat North, Panipat Depot

RAPIDX Future Phase 2 Lines

  • Ghaziabad – Jewar Airport (72 km) – see project details
  • Delhi – Faridabad – Ballabhgarh – Palwal (60 km)
  • Ghaziabad – Bullandshahr – Khurja (83 km)
  • Delhi – Bahadurgarh – Rohtak  (70 km; Future extension planned to Hisar)
  • Ghaziabad – Hapur (57 km)
  • Delhi – Shahadra – Baghpat – Baraut (56 km)

RAPIDX Route Map

RAPIDX Future Network (2035) Route Map

NCRTC’s Corporate Video

Project Status Update

Delhi – Meerut RRTS Fares (Ticket Prices)

Here’s the fare chart (ticket prices) for standard and premium classes:

Source: NCRTC’s press release

This system allows allow QR Code based ticketing (digital QR & paper QR) and EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) open loop contactless card ticketing based on NCMC (National Common Mobility Card) standards via a contactless bank card, phone or smartcard.

Riders will have the option to use QR code tickets which can be bought at each station’s ticket vending machines, ticketing booth or generated digitally on NCRTC’s mobile app or website.

Trains consist of 1 premium class coach with their own fare structure & rules, with lounge access at the platform-level of certain stations. Premium Class riders have to validate twice – once at the concourse level and the second on the platform level for access to the executive lounge for boarding the Alstom trains’ Premium Class coach.

RAPIDX Tenders

Latest RRTS notices inviting tenders can be viewed on NCRTC’s website. News on these notices, their bidders, awarded tenders and contracts are covered in further detail on the news & construction page.

RAPIDX Major Contractors

A list of major contractors for each line can viewed on that line’s dedicated page linked at the bottom of this page.

Consultant for Real Estate Feasibility Studies for Land Parcels along RRTS CorridorsKnight Frank India Pvt. Ltd.
Preparation of Public Transport Travel Demand Model for RRSTS in Delhi NCRDelhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS)
RFP for engaging a financial consultant on retainer basis for planning and implementation support for the implementation of RRTS in Delhi NCRPricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)
Noise & Vibration ConsultantCRRI

Click on ‘News & Construction Updates’ below for project news, progress and updates. Click on each line’s link to view more information specific to that line.

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Page last updated: March 23, 2024. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.