Alstom delivers India’s first semi high-speed regional train
Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has successfully delivered India’s first semi high-speed regional train for National Capital Region Transport Corporation’s (NCRTC) 82.5 km long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS line. The rollout ceremony was held at Alstom’s manufacturing site in Savli, Gujarat, in the presence of Shri. Manoj Joshi, Chairman – NCRTC, Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Govt. of India, Shri. Vinay Kumar Singh, MD – NCRTC, and Mr. Alain Spohr, Managing Director, Alstom India. Designed and built to move passengers at 180 kmph, these trains are expected to reduce the travel time between Delhi and Meerut by 40%. These semi high-speed aerodynamic trains are energy efficient, designed to offer top-notch comfort and safety features for premium passenger experience for commuters, including those who are disabled.
Speaking at the ceremony, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India said, “It is a proud moment for all of us to witness the roll out of the RRTS trainset, which is a true manifestation of the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of an ‘Aatmanirbhar India’. Designed in India, made in India, made for India – it is the perfect demonstration of the PM’s Make in India initiative. It is imperative that we plan efficient public transport to fully harness the potential of our metropolitan cities, so that we truly make them the engines of growth for tomorrow’s economy.”