Delhi-Meerut RRTS Update: Bids invited for supply of Catenary and Engineering Maintenance Vehicles for RRTS Corridor

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The National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited has invited online bids from eligible Bidders for the procurement of following contract package, subject to compliance with ADB policies and requirements:-

  • Tender Reference Number: DM/EL/COR-OF/145
  • Name of work: Package M2: Design, Manufacturing, Supply, Testing and Commissioning of Catenary Maintenance Vehicle and Engineering Maintenance Vehicle for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Corridor.
  • Completion Period: 548Days
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 06-Jul-2021
  • Document Download / Sale End Date: 12-Aug-2021
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 05-Aug-2021
  • Bid Submission End Date: 12-Aug-2021
  • Pre Bid Meeting Date: 16-Jul-2021
  • Bid Opening Date: 12-Aug-2021


  • India (hereinafter called “Borrower”) has entered into an agreement for financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment bank (AIIB) toward the cost of Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Investment Project (Tranche -1). 
  • Part of this financing will be used for payments under the Contracts named above. The Borrower has sought to apply the Joint Co-financing mechanism in accordance with the co-financing framework agreement between ADB and AIIB. 
  • Accordingly, the procurement of Works under this Bidding is being done following ADB’s Procurement Policies with the Blanket Waiver of Member Country Procurement Eligibility Restrictions. 

The complete bidding document can be viewed and/or downloaded from the official website of NCRTC or CPP Portal

About Delhi-Meerut RRTS Corridor:

  • The Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor is approximately 82 km long corridor with 25 stations, which will cover the distance from Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi to Modipuram in Meerut in about 60 minutes (Currently, it takes around 3 hours to commute from Delhi to Meerut).
  • The total project completion cost of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is about INR 30274 Crore.
  • RRTS is a rail based high-speed transit system with a design speed of 180 kmph and an average speed of 100 kmph.
  • Once operational, it will be the fastest, most comfortable and safest mode of commuter transport in NCR.

Project Status:

The Project was sanctioned by the Government of India in March 2019. On 8th March 2019, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India laid the Foundation Stone of India’s first regional rail.

The details of current status of this corridor is provided below:-

  • The construction of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor is progressing on schedule.
  • Contracts for all the major packages have been awarded and the prototype RRTS trainset is expected to be delivered by Dec’2021.
  • Project work for priority section of Duhai to Sahibabad of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is progressing on schedule with following developments:
    • Construction of civil infrastructure including piles, pile caps, piers, viaduct and station work is on full swing.
    • Construction of RSS at Muradnagar has started for feeding the priority section including Duhai Depotc.
    • Land for Duhai Depot has already been acquired and depot infrastructure construction has started.
    • Contract has been awarded for most of the system packages like Rolling Stock, Signalling & Telecom, Track, Traction and OHE etc.
    • Possession of Land allotted by Government of India for stabling yard in Delhi.
  • Also, in line with its vision to improve the quality of life of people, NCRTC has signed MoU with SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India) on 16th June, 2021 to harness blended renewable energy for RRTS.
  • MOU has provisions to explore possible opportunities in electric/ transformative mobility, Hydrogen based economy, and other alternative sources of fuels and energy.
  • MoU was signed in presence of Shri Jatindra Nath Swain IAS, Secretary (Fisheries), GOI & CMD/SECI, Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director/NCRTC and Shri Mahendra Kumar, Director (E&RS)/NCRTC along with other senior officials of NCRTC and SECI.
  • NCRTC, as part of its Energy Management Policy, intends to maximize the use of blended renewable energy such as solar power etc. for meeting full energy requirements of NCRTC. 
  • SECI, being an industry leader, will help in arranging blended renewable energy to NCRTC round the clock at affordable rates for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Corridor and cooperation to extend the same for other future corridors.
  • Use of clean energy, through this association will ensure reduction in expenditure on electricity and significantly lesser CO2 emissions, which is essential for sustainable development.
  • This cooperation is a part of NCRTC’s long term strategy to make RRTS and NCRTC financially as well as environmentally sustainable.

Source: NCRTC-Tender

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