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PM Modi to inaugurate India’s first Regional Rail, RAPIDX from Sahibabad, UP

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India’s first Regional Rail, RAPIDX from Sahibabad,  Uttar Pradesh on Friday. The first phase will cover a distance of 17 kilometers which includes a total of five stations – Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai, and Duhai Depot.

The trains will run at a speed of 160 kilometers per hour at an interval of 15 minutes. RAPIDX train has six coaches with the capacity to carry about one thousand 700 commuters. One coach has been reserved for women passengers. The First Train in both directions will commence operations at 6:00 AM and the Last Train to depart from stations in both directions will be at 11:00 PM.

The service for general passengers will be operational from Saturday. Each RAPIDX train will also have one Premium coach with a host of additional commuter-centric features like reclining seats, coat hooks, magazine holders, and footrests. 

The train will have a host of commuter-centric features for a safe and comfortable regional commute. These include 2×2 transverse seating, luggage racks, CCTV cameras, a mobile charging facility, and auto control ambient lighting system. 

Managing Director of National Capital Region Transport Corporation, Vinay Kumar Singh, said  Unified Payments Interface (UPI) enabled ticket vending machines have been installed at Stations to purchase paper QR tickets and recharge the National Common Mobility Card. The passengers can also purchase tickets from the Ticket counters at the RAPIDX stations.

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