The Haryana government has decided to extend Sarai Kale Khan-Delhi-Panipat RRTS (Regional Rapid Transit System) corridor up to Karnal.
A decision to this effect was taken in the meeting chaired by Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar regarding the implementation of Delhi-Panipat RRTS corridor.
In the meeting held on Monday, the chief minister was informed that eight RRTS corridors would be constructed under the functional plan on transport for NCR-2032. However, in the first phase, three corridors will be constructed under RRTS in NCR — Delhi-Meerut, Delhi-Panipat and Delhi-SNB.
It was informed that a 103-km-long Delhi-Panipat corridor will be constructed which will have 17 RRTS stations (including Sarai Kale Khan). Under this project, Panipat north was the last station. But, the chief minister directed the officers concerned to extend this corridor up to Karnal with a provision for a station at Gharaunda as well.
The chief minister was apprised that the total alignment of these three RRTS corridors is 291.67 kms, out of which more than 50% (149.31 kms) is in Haryana. After the completion of these corridors, commuters of Gurgaon, Rewari, Sonipat, Panipat and Karnal would be benefited to a large extent.
Delhi-Panipat RRTS corridor aims to connect Delhi with towns such as Sonipat, Gannaur, Samalkha and Panipat in Haryana.
Populated with a large number of educational and hospitality institutions, this RRTS corridor would be the catalyst for growth and regional development.
The total length of the corridor will be 103 kms with 17 stations, including Murthal depot station. This corridor will not only cut down the travel time, but will also bring environmental and economic benefits to the entire region, officials claimed.
Officials said the RRTS stations would be inter-operable where commuters would be able to travel from one corridor to another without interchanging the train.
Source : TOI