This DPR has been approved by all the three states (Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan). The proposal is being taken up by the Central government for Cabinet approval now.
For the first RRTS between Delhi and Meerut, around 60 per cent of Rs 30,000 crore projected cost is being met through multilateral funding. Out of the total funding of $2 billion, $1 billion is from Asian Development Bank (ADB), $0.5 billion from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and $0.5 billion from New Development Bank (NDB) at attractive interest rates between 2-2.5 per cent. The Union and state governments are putting in the remaining.
Out of eight corridors planned by the NCR Planning Board in its transport plan for 2032, three were taken as priority corridors back in 2006. These three, Delhi-Meerut, Delhi-Panipat and Delhi-Alwar, are already under implementation. The third route between Delhi-Panipat will see an investment of around Rs 30,000 crore. For this corridor, the NCRTC board has approved a detailed project report. It is awaiting approval from governments of Delhi and Haryana.
The second stage of Delhi-Alwar project will cover 33 km between SNB and Sotanala, while the third stage of 58 km will connect SNB to Alwar. In the first phase of 107 km, 83 km is in Haryana, 22 km in Delhi and 2 km in Rajasthan. Out of this, 70.5 km will be elevated and 36.5 km will be underground.
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