NCRTC begins construction of Receiving Sub-Stations for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor

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NCRTC is constructing five power Receiving Sub-Stations (RSS) for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor. First of them is coming at Murad Nagar, the construction of which commenced on 19th Dec 2020 in presence of Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, MD, NCRTC.

  • IRCON International Ltd is constructing the RSS which is targeted for commissioning in 12 months to ensure timely commissioning of the Priority Section of the first RRTS corridor.
  • The RSS will draw power from Murad Nagar grid of UPPTCL and supply power to Duhai Depot and RRTS section between Guldhar and Meerut South.
  • As part of its endeavor towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat, majority of components of the RSS will be procured domestically.

The power sub-station will be built using the latest Indoor GIS (Gas Insulated Switchgear) technology in compliance with IGBC highest rating for the control building.

Last month, the National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) has issued Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to IRCON International Limited for the electrification works on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor .

IRCON has been awarded the following work of Rs. 723 Crores by NCRTC:

  • Name of work: Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Receiving SubStations and associated works on Viaduct & Tunnel from Sarai Kale Khan to Duhai (EPE) [including Jangpura Stabling Yard and Duhai Depot] and SCADA system for Complete Corridor of Delhi- Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor of NCRTC. 
    • Contract amount: approx. Rs.318 Crores.
    • The tenure for execution of works is 50 months.
  • Name of work: Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Receiving SubStations and associated works on Viaduct & Tunnel from Duhai (EPE) to Modipuram [including Modipuram Depot] for Delhi- Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor of NCRTC.
    • Contract amount: approx. Rs.405 Crores.
    • The tenure for execution of works is 54 months. 

Project Update:

  • NCRTC has geared up construction activities on India’s first Regional Rail between Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut.
  • Superstructures are now visible on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor.
  • The RRTS will have a total length of 82.15 km (68.03 km elevated and 14.12 km underground) with 25 stations.
  • It will have a design speed of 180 km per hour, maximum operating speed of 160 km per hour and high-frequency operations, which will reduce the journey time from Delhi to Meerut to 60 minutes. 
  • The Project will develop an efficient and sustainable regional transport system and reduce congestion in Delhi, by offering people the alternative of settling in surrounding cities and being able to commute to Delhi through a fast, reliable, safe and comfortable public transport system.

Source: NCRTC-Press Release

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