NCR Orbital Trains along Peripheral Expressway

Govt planning 'orbit railway' around NCR: Hooda

Last Updated: Sunday, April 01, 2012, 21:53

Palwal: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday announced that an 'Orbit Railway' that will connect towns falling around three sides of Delhi in the state's NCR region is being planned.

Haryana Metro Rail Corporation has already been constituted for this purpose, he said while addressing a Nav Nirman rally here.

Among other things, he also announced Rs 10 crore for the development of Palwal villages and Rs 5 crore for Palwal town.

A sum of Rs 822.43 crore has been provided for Palwal district, under which work on various projects like a Mini Secretariat, a 100 bed hospital and a judicial complex is in progress, he said.

On the demand of a university, Hooda said that sanction had been given for opening a private university in the district.

A new college building at Hodal, a modern sports stadium and Kisan Seva Sadan will be built in Palwal, he said, adding that Palwal Municipal Council's limit will be extended to cover colonies falling on the outskirts of the town.

He also asked the Deputy Commissioner of Palwal to prepare BPL Cards for all deserving families.

On farmers, Hooda said that those who pay borrowed amounts on time were being provided loans at 4 per cent interest rate.



Orbital trains to make NCR more accessible

Darpan Singh, Hindustan Times
Noida, November 20, 2010

After Metro and the proposed high-speed trains, gear up for Orbital trains. Serving commuters in an orbit, these trains will provide greater connectivity between Delhi and NCR areas.

Linking Metro with soon-to-be-operational high-speed trains, this facility will also cut down on travel time.

“Orbital trains will primarily move along the proposed Eastern-Western Peripheral Expressway. Orbital trains will bypass traffic bottlenecks,” said a senior Noida Authority official.   

The two high-speed train routes — Meerut-Ghaziabad and Delhi-Alwar — have scope to accommodate the orbital trains.

The Ghaziabad link (connecting high-speed and orbital trains) will be finalised by the end of the month.

Since Noida and the proposed Greater Noida Metro are elevated, officials are hopeful the design will help accommodate Orbital train on this route too.  Once the facility starts, Noida and Greater Noida will be linked to Alwar, Meerut and Panipat.

Aparna Upadhyay, commissioner NCR Planning Board (UP sub-region), said, “A consultant company is working on the alignment of high-speed trains. At the end of the month, our task force is meeting to finalise orbital train links.”

Tentative Orbital train stations will be Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Kondli, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Faridabad. The proposed high-speed trains will have dedicated rail lines.

The NCR Planning Board has recommended laying two orbital railway corridors — outer and inner.

The outer corridor will cover approximately 300 km and connect Panipat, Rohtak, Rewari, Palwal, Khurja, Hapur as well as Meerut.

The inner corridor will link Sonipat, Sampla, Jhajjar, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Dadri.




Source: Hindustan Times: NCR-Orbital-trains-accessible
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