4 Mar 2014

Measures to Promote Connectivity within NCR

Several measures have been taken by the Government to promote connectivity among the areas of National Capital Region (NCR).

“Reciprocal Common Transport Agreements” for “Contract Carriage” and “Stage Carriage” among the NCR participating States were signed on 14.10.08 and 22.04.10 respectively for seamless movement of taxis, auto-rickshaws and buses in NCR.

National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) has been incorporated on 21.8.2013 with on initial equity of capital of Rs. 100 Crore for designing, developing, implementing, financing, operating and maintaining Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in NCR.

 Feasibility Studies of the three prioritized RRTS corridors viz. Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat (110 km), Delhi-Gurgaon-Rewari-Alwar (180 km) and Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut (90 km) have been completed.

Delhi Metro Rail has been extended to Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad by DMRC. The work of extension of Delhi Metro to Faridabad and Bahadurgarh is in progress.

Construction of Western and Eastern Peripheral Expressways around Delhi and Delhi-Meerut Expressway has also been taken up by Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways.

This information was given by Smt. Deepa Dasmunshi, Minister of State for Urban Development in a reply to the Lok Sabha 

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