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RRTS should not enter city limits: Govt

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit reiterated Delhi government’s stand that the Regional Rapid Transit System should not enter Delhi but terminate at the city border.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit reiterated Delhi government’s stand that the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) should not enter Delhi but terminate at the city border.

A letter in this regard was again been sent by the Chief Secretary and Transport Commissioner to Ministry of Urban Development in February,government officials said.

This might slow down the project as the original planning includes extensions within the city.

Work on three corridors — Delhi-Gurgaon-Alwar,Delhi-Sonepat-Panipat and Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut — are expected to start in the next two years and completed by 2016.

These links are expected to provide connectivity to those districts in UP,Haryana and Rajasthan which have been identified as the major contributors to Delhi’s increasing migrant population.

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“If these RRTS corridors,which will be underground,are allowed to be extended till the heart of the city. it will not only lead to chaos but will also add to congestion. There is no commercial viability to such a plan as there is hardly any space in Delhi to develop office spaces and shops along this line. So,we do not see the point of extending the line to city,’’ a government official said.