Spanish Firm To Help India Improve Regional Connect
An agreement was signed between the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) and Spanish railway infrastructure company ADIF for technical cooperation in the field of urban transport, including regional rapid transit system (RRTS) projects.
Addressing an event for a signing of the agreement yesterday, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep S Puri said it would enable availability of technical advice on specific issues, besides providing training and collaboration in the areas of signalling, rolling stock and safety.
NCRTC Managing Director Vinay Kumar Singh and Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF) director general Miguel Nieto Menor inked the agreement in the presence of Puri, ADIF Director International Fernando Nocolos Puiggari, and representatives from the Ministry of External Affairs and the Spanish Embassy in India.
The NCRTC, a joint venture of the Centre and state governments of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi, is mandated to design, construct, operate and maintain rail-based RRTS in the National Capital Region (NCR).
Three RRTS corridors, Delhi-Meerut, Delhi-Panipat and Delhi-Alwar, will be built on a priority basis in the first phase.
The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor will be the first corridor to be built, for which pre-construction activities, including geo-technical investigations, detailed design, utility shifting planning and traffic diversion planning, are in progress.
With inputs from Housing News