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Govt clears Rs 30,274 cr Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transport System

PTI
Published : Feb 20, 2019, 1:09 pm IST
Updated : Feb 20, 2019, 1:09 pm IST

'The Cabinet has approved construction of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) covering a distance of 82.15 kilometres,': FM Arun Jaitley.

The decision was taken during the Cabinet meeting here. (Photo: PTI)
 The decision was taken during the Cabinet meeting here. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday approved construction of a Rs 30,274 crore worth Regional Rapid Transport System (RRTS) to connect the national capital with Meerut through Ghaziabad.

The decision was taken during the Cabinet meeting here.

 

"The Cabinet has approved construction of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) covering a distance of 82.15 kilometres," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said after the meeting.

Of the 82.15 kms, 68.03 kms would be elevated and 14.12 kms would be underground. The project cost would be Rs 30,274 crore, he said.

Meerut and Ghaziabad are in Uttar Pradesh.

Tags: cabinet, union cabinet, government, finance minister, arun jaitley
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi