The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) identified 182 acres of land in Dharuhera for setting up a train maintenance depot for Delhi-Gurugram-SNB RRTS corridor. NCRTC has written to Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to provide the land to construct the depot and a site office.
Gurugram will have a total of seven RRTS stations. The Delhi-Gurugram-SNB RRTS corridor will have only one depot in Dharuhera unlike the NCRTC has proposed two depots each on its two other RRTS corridors i.e. Duhai and Modipuram depots on Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, and Murthal and Panipat depots on Delhi-Panipat RRTS corridor.
Dharuhera will be an important maintenance depot in NCR, especially for Delhi-Gurugram-SNB RRTS corridor. It will serve as an operational and maintenance centre for the corridor. We are also carrying out geotechnical inspection works which will be crucial for project designs and implementation.
The Dharuhera depot may also be used for freight services as NCRTC is planning to use its trains for freight and logistics purposes during non-peak and lean hours with the aim to facilitate sustainable freight movement and curb pollution in Delhi-NCR areas by limiting the usage of the truck and heavy carriage vehicles for commercial activities.
RRTS aims to serve as a more sustainable alternative for urban freight movement in the National Capital Region (NCR) by handling goods at its depots. NCRTC will build an elevated section that will start from Old Delhi-Gurugram Road and goes via Atul Kataria Chowk, Signature Towers, and Rajiv Chowk. It will go underground from Kherki Daula and will connect at the grade at IMT Manesar. Before connecting to Behror in Rajasthan, the RRTS line will be built along Delhi-Jaipur Expressway and go via Dharuhera, Rewari, and Bawal.