Union Cabinet approved ‘National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited’

By Accommodation Times News Service
This will facilitate and attract development in the region and will increase residential property demand in the regions

As per Urban Development Minister Shri Kamal Nath’s urge for the need of an economic and efficient mass transportation system as an essential driver of regional economic development and highlighted the need for Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in National Capital Region (NCR). The Union Cabinet today approved constitution of National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) under the Companies Act, 1956. This will facilitate and attract development in the region and will increase residential property demand in the regions.

At the initial stage government is providing a capital of Rs.100 crore as per Company Act, 1956. For the process of designing, developing, implementing, financing, operating and maintaining RRTS in NCR to provide comfortable and fast transit to NCR towns. The project will meet the high growth in transport demand.  This company may form subsidiary companies for implementing each corridor. The actual cost, financing plan, RRTS alignments, real estate development, financing through Transit Oriented Development, etc. will be firmed up and frozen in the DPRs of these projects while processing proposals for each corridor for sanction subsequently.  The DPRs are under finalization.

The seed capital of Rs. 100 crore shall be contributed as follows:-

Central Government
Ministry of Urban Development : 22.5%
Ministry of Railways : 22.5%
National Capital Region

Planning Board

: 5.0%

State Government

Government of NCT Delhi : 12.5%
Government of Haryana : 12.5%
Government of Rajasthan

Government of UP

: 12.5%

12.5%

The three prioritized corridors, as per recommendation of the Task Force, to be taken up by NCRTC initially are as follows:

S.No. RRTS Corridor Length (km) Daily Ridership

(in lakhs)

2016                   2041
1 Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat 111 3.77 9.83
2 Delhi-Gurgaon-Alwar 180 6.9 15.1
3 Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut 90 5.7 11.4
Total 381

The NCRTC shall be set up within two months after approval of the Cabinet. NCRTC is proposed as the implementing agency for taking up the RRTS project in the NCR.  It is envisaged to undertake design construction, operation and maintenance of the RRTS project on a similar pattern as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).  It will cover the States of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Background

The National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) had prepared a `Functional Plan on Transport for NCR-2032`, which recommended eight RRTS Corridors to connect important towns of the NCR with a high speed rail based commuter transit system.

A Task Force set up by the Planning Commission for the RRTS for the NCR in its meeting held in December, 2009 proposed the construction of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) called NCRTC, for the implementation of a comprehensive integrated multi-modal sub­urban commuter transportation system for the NCR, to start with a corpus of Rs.100 crore.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in June, 2011 by the Government of India, the NCRPB and the State Governments of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and the Government of the National Capital Teritory of Delhi (GNCTD) for the formation of the NCRTC.





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