One of the three RRTS projects undertaken by NCRTC for improving regional connectivity of Delhi with its neighbouring cities is the Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat RRTS. The other two are Delhi-Meerut RRTS and Delhi-Alwar RRTS.
The Delhi-Panipat RRTS will be extended to Karnal and it will cover a total distance of about 135 kilometers. This is a proposed project which will allow commuters to travel at an average speed of about 120 km/hr, enabling them to reach Karnal from Delhi in about 97 minutes. The total project cost is estimated to be Rs 21,627 crores, out of which Haryana Government will bear 16%.
The origin station of this RRTS in Delhi will be Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station and this will also be a transit station for Delhi-Meerut and Delhi-Alwar rapid rail lines. Besides, Hazrat Nizamuddin is also a Delhi Metro Station besides being a railway station. So, this area of Nizamuddin along with Sarai Kale Khan will become a huge transportation hub for rail-road regional connectivity.
The List of Stations
|8||KMP Expressway Interchange|
|9||Rajeev Gandhi Education City|
Out of these 20 stations, only 2 will be underground stations, rest will all be elevated. The stations will provide seamless connectivity with air, rail and road networks. There will be 2 depots at Panipat IOCL and Gannaur. Also, there will be three transit oriented zones at IOCL Panipat, Samalkha and Gannaur Depot. Since Narela is being developed as a multi-modal transit centre as well, the alignment will move towards Narela to integrate with MMTS.