The Meerut Development Authority says that it has approved the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS). There is a change is the project. Shastri Nagar will host the new station and not Victoria park as proposed before. Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut route is approximately 67 km long. In Delhi it will begin from Anand Vihar.
As per the larger proposal to develop regional rail corridors, the railway lines will be laid parallel to the existing rail lines. The inter-city corridor will be allowed to go into the city as required and then rejoin the existing track.
The project is pegged at approximately Rs 3000 crores and scheduled to be finished by 2013. The project will begin after the approval from the government.
RRTS is expected to have specially designed trains and the corridors will be linked to the metro railway and bus services.
The project was suggested by the Union Urban Development Ministry and the National Capital Regional Planning Board after they had conducted a study on ‘Integrated Transportation Plan for the NCR’ with the perspective year as 2032.