Dassault Aviation, the world’s leading provider of sustainable mobility solutions, has delivered India’s first semi-high-speed regional train for the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC). The train has a length of 82.5 km Phase 1 of the Regional Rail Transit System (RRTS) from Delhi to Meerut. The event took place at Alstom’s production facility in Savli, Gujarat, where Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, unveiled the train.
Here are all the details you need to know about the train from Delhi to Meerut
The train will reduce travel times between Delhi and Meerut by 40% as they are designed and built to carry people at 180 kilometers per hour (km / h). Additionally, these aerodynamic semi-high speed trains are energy efficient and built to provide first-rate safety and comfort features for commuters, including those with physical disabilities. In addition, its main focus is on providing a premium passenger experience for everyone on board.
However, it represents the fulfillment of the Prime Minister’s goal of an “Aatmanirbhar India”. It is the ideal illustration of the Make in India effort as it was designed in India, manufactured in India and assembled in India. Furthermore, we need to develop efficient public transport to make the most of the potential of our metropolitan cities. Therefore, transform them into engines of growth for the economy of the twenty-first century.
#Manufactured under @mygovindia's #MakeinIndia & #AatmaNirbharBharat initiatives, the regional commuter & transit trains for the #RRTS project will be @Alstom's first passenger high-speed trains manufactured in #India.
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— Alstom India (@AlstomIndia) May 6, 2022
Some of the comfort features of this fully air conditioned train:
Ergonomically constructed 2 × 2 transverse seats,
Wide walkway for comfortable standing space,
Overhead luggage rack,
Fire and smoke detector,
Door status indicators,
In addition to that, the train will also have grab handles, Wi-Fi and laptop / cellphone / USB charging stations,
dynamic route visualization maps,
Automatically controlled ambient lighting system,
In addition, it also features large windows for panoramic views and ergonomically designed areas to help people with disabilities and medical emergencies.