Two Rapid Transit Systems are given gren light by NHAI. These include The construction of the Delhi-Panipat and Delhi-Alwar Regional Rapid Transit Systems (RRTS) projects worth 53,500 crore . The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) recently granted in-principle approval.
About 16,500 crore is the estimated cost of the 111-km-long Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat RRTS . Rs 37,000 crore will be the cost of the 180-km Delhi-Rewari-Alwar line.
These two projects will be built along NH-1 and NH-8. The authority has also in principle agreed to take up the Urban Extension Road-2 which would help in easing traffic congestion in Delhi.
According to the official, during a meeting between NHAI chairman Deepak Kumar and Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra here the decision was taken.
NCRTC has already done a ground survey for aligning the two RRTS projects and construction time by over three years would be reduced by building them along national highways . This will bring down costs substantially since land acquisition would not be required.
The examination of issues related to future expansion plans and possible congestion and the options to address them remain. The NHAI and the NCRTC would then jointly prepare an action plan, the official further said.
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