NCRTC invites bids for Selection of Financial Institution for Issuance of Open Loop National Common Mobility Card and Acquiring Services for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor

National Capital Region Transport Corporation Ltd. (NCRTC) has invited open e-bids (Electronic Bid) (Manual bid are not permitted) on Open Competitive Bidding (OCB) under Single Stage Two Packet System for the following works:

  • Tender Reference Number: DM/ST/COR-OF/154
  • Name of Work: Package-26B: Selection of Financial Institution (FI) for Issuance of Open Loop National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) and Acquiring Services for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor of NCRTC.
  • Completion period of work: 2860 days (Approx.)
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 09-Oct-2021
  • Document Download / Sale End Date: 29-Nov-2021
  • Pre Bid Meeting Date: 29-Oct-2021
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 22-Nov-2021
  • Bid Submission End Date: 29-Nov-2021

About National Common Mobility Card (NCMC)

  • National Common Mobility Card Program (NCMC) offers the ideal payment solution, based on Open-loop, Stored Value Dual interface EMV standards, for digitizing the transit payments. 
  • This card is based on ‘One Card for all Payments’ theme and can be used for carrying out cashless transactions at multiple participating transit operators (Metro/Cabs/Auto/Bus) in addition to making the payments at toll, parking, select retail outlets, ATM, e-commerce etc.
  • Thus, by using an Open loop EMV based NCMC card, the commuter will experience increased convenience by using a single card to carry out their transactions that are secured using EMV standards, through contact as well as contactless mode and across a wide range of merchants and transit operators that provide Open-loop EMV based PoS. 
  • This card achieves all the objectives laid down for a commuter-friendly and efficient fare collection system.

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.

The complete bidding document downloaded from the official website of NCRTC or CPP Portal

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