Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS update: Bids invited for supply of 6000 MT Rails for Depot and Depot Connecting line of RRTS corridor

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The National Capital Region Transport Corporation Ltd. (NCRTC) has invited open e-bids under the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) in Single stage two packet system for the following works: Name of Work: Package-16: Supply of 60 Kg Rail for Depot and Depot Connecting line of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor.

IN TWO LOTS

1. Bid No. DM/TW/COR-OF/123, LOT-P16L1: Manufacture, Supply ,transportation and delivery of 2000 MT of UIC 60/60E-1/60 KG 1080 Grade Head Hardened Rails Class-A confirming to IRS T-12-2009 (latest amendment) for Depot and Depot Connecting line of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Corridor in India.

  • Estimated Cost of Work: INR 13.16 Crore 
  • Amount of Bid Security: INR 26,32,000/-
  • Completion period of work: 12 Months

2. Bid No. DM/TW/COR-OF/124, LOT-P16L2: Manufacture , Supply ,transportation and delivery of 4000 MT of 60 KG 880 Grade Rail Class-A confirming to IRS T-12-2009 (latest amendment) for Depot and Depot Connecting line of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Corridor in India.

  • Estimated Cost of Work: INR 25.88 Crore 
  • Amount of Bid Security: INR 51,76,000/-
  • Completion period of work: 12 Months

Key Dates:

  • Bid Reference No.: DM/TW/COR-OF/123, LOT-P16L1 & DM/TW/COR-OF/124, LOT-P16L2
  • Pre-bid Meeting: 25.09.2020
  • Bid submission start date: 12.10.2020 
  • Bid submission end date: 19.10.2020 
  • Date of opening of Bid: 20.10.2020

Brief about the Project and Scope of Bid:

National Capital Region Transport Corporation, a Joint Venture Company of Govt of India and State Governments of Delhi,Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in India ,has been mandated to implement Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTs) in National Capital Region (NCR) in India. RRTS is a dedicated high speed (maximum speed 160 kmph) rail based mass commuter transit system connecting various nodal town in NCR with Delhi. In the first phase of this project, three RRTS corridors namely Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut, Delhi-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat have been taken up.

Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor project has been sanctioned by the Government of India and presently the civil construction work in the above corridor is under progress. This 82.15 Km long corridor originates from a terminus station at Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi and terminates at Modipuram in Meerut in U.P. A line diagram of the alignment of the 

Ballastless track with 60 kg Head Hardened rails is envisaged for the main line track and with 60 kg 880 grade for Depot and siding of this corridor. The subject Bid is for the manufacture, supply, transportation and delivery of 4000 MT 60 kg 880 Grade Rails required for this RRTS Depot and Siding.

The scope of the supplier for the subject tender is as under:

  • Submission of an Inspection and Testing Plan (ITP) for the manufacture of rails and obtaining its approval from the Purchaser
  • Manufacture of 60 kg 880 Grade Rails Class-A, Undrilled Rails as per IRS-T-12-2009 (latest amendment)
  • Getting the rails inspected from the inspection agency appointed by the Purchasers as per the approved ITP including providing required inspection and testing facilities to the inspection agency.
  • Transportation of rails from suppliers works to the designated locations/Depot of the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor, unloading, stacking etc complete including transit insurance, provision of spacer bars between two layers of rails as per the provisions in IRS-T-12.
  • Related Services for this contract for the supplies from within the Purchaser’s Country shall mean transportation of the Rails from the Place of Manufacture to the designated place(s) of delivery including Transit Insurance from the Place of Manufacture to the Designated place(s) of delivery including all loading, unloading, handling stacking etc. as per specifications.

Recent Progress:

As on 08.09.2020, the NCRTC has completed the shifting and modification work of a total of 25 EHT line infringing the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor.

  • The shifting and modification work was carried by following the Standard Operating Procedure in view of the Covid-19 outbreak which includes the thermal screening of officials and labourers, use of sanitizers and maintaining social distance.
  • With a design speed of 180 km per hour and high-frequency operations of every 5–10 minutes, the 82-km corridor connecting Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to Modipuram in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh is expected to reduce the journey time to about 1 hour from the present 3–4 hours.
  • The RRTS will have multimodal hubs to ensure smooth interchange with other transport modes.
  • Recently, a loan agreement for US $500 million, which is the first tranche of approved US $1 billion loan, was signed between the Government of India and the Asian Development Bank for funding the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor.
  • The proceeds of this tranche of US $500 million (Rs 3,750 crore) loan will be used for constructing electrified tracks, multimodal hubs, and stations with design features that are friendly to the elderly, women, children, and the disabled.

Source: NCRTC-Tender | Image Credit (representational): HMRL

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