Friday, December 14, 2012

Rapid Rail Transit for the National Capital Region of Delhi

If the NCR Planning Board achieves its target of getting the three rapid rail transit systems operational by 2016, people living in the National Capital Region can hope to save Rs 1 lakh crore annually.

The board's member-secretary, Naini Jayaseelan, however, believes that the approved expenditure of around Rs 72,000 crore on the three rapid rail transit systems is only a trickle, compared with what an enterprise of this magnitude calls for.

The estimated value of the economic benefits accruing to the NCR after the Delhi-Alwar, Delhi-Meerut and Delhi-Panipat rapid rail alignments are completed will be around Rs 3.5 lakh crore, according the NCRPB.

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National Capital Region Planning Board

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