India’s first high speed train project proposes to connect Panipat with Delhi in 45 minutes to one hour with trains running at 200 kmph.
The trains would run at an interval of 10 minutes.
Haryana Government today finalized the alignment for the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) on Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat corridor at a meeting held here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
An official spokesman said Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Limited (DIMTS) gave a presentation to Hooda regarding the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) on Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat Corridor.
It would benefit the people of Delhi, Panipat, Samalkha, Gannaur and Sonipat in a big way and also adjoining townships and villages, the spokesman said adding it would have stations at Panipat city, Samalkha, Gannaur, Murthal, Rai, Kundli, Narela, Mukarba Chowk Badli and Kashmiri Gate.
He said the National Capital Region Planning Board had assigned the DIMTS to conduct a survey. The DIMTS has proposed train connectivity from IOCL complex Panipat to Kashmiri Gate, Delhi.
It would be an elevated and dedicated train corridor of 103.5 kilometre for the high speed connectivity which is likely to connect Delhi and Panipat in 45 minutes nonstop and maximum of 60 minutes with stops. The train would have an average speed of 200 kilometre per hour.
The survey team explained the Chief Minister that the interiors of the trains would be such that would suit daily commuters as well as frequent travelers.
It would have interchange provisions with the metro and bus system. Such RRTS systems are functioning in South Africa, France, Japan, United Kingdom and Sweden, he said.
The DIMTS has conducted traffic and transportation planning study and a detailed project report would be submitted very soon. The feasibility report for this project is likely to be submitted by the end of December this year.
It was found that more than 50 per cent of the traffic on the Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat Corridor is cars only.