To ease connectivity between the National capital Delhi and the Shahjahanpur in Rajasthan, the Rajasthan Government has recently given its nod to the detailed project report (DPR) of Delhi-Gurgaon-SNB (Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror Urban Complex) Rapid Rail Transit Corridor (RRTS). It is the first phase of the ambitious Delhi-Alwar RRTS corridor.
As per the government officials, the RRTS will bring these two cities closer to each other by reducing the travelling time to just 70 minutes. At present, it took around 2 and a half hour to reach Delhi from Shahjahanpur.
The estimated cost of the project is Rs 25,000 crore and it will be developed in three phases.
Elaborating on this, the senior official said, “In the first phase, Delhi–Gurgaon–SNB Urban Complex would be developed. In the second phase, the SNB urban complex will be connected to Sotnala and in the third phase, a stretch between Alwar and Urban Complex would be constructed.”
The 106 km long project will have a total of 16 stations. Out of this, an elevated corridor of 71 km will be developed comprising of 11 stations and rest 35 km will be underground comprising of 5 stations.
The Rapid rail transit system will pass through the commercial and industrial belt of Haryana as well as Rajasthan while connecting it to Aerocity in Delhi. In Gurgaon, the station will be constructed at Udyog Vihar, Sector-17 and Rajiv Chowk.
In order to smoothen up connectivity with the industrial belt of Bhiwadi-Tapukara-Khushkhera (BTK) in Rajasthan, Daruhera has also been included as a major segment in the proposed RRTS corridor.