URC Construction bags contract for Architectural Finishing works at 9 elevated stations of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor

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The National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited has issued a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to M/s URC Construction (P) Ltd for Architectural Finishing for 9 Elevated Stations of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor.

  • Tender No.: DM/AC/COR-OF/128
  • Name of work: DM/AC/COR-OF/128 Lot-P11 L2: Architectural Finishing for 9 Elevated Stations (viz. Murad Nagar, Modi Nagar South, Modi Nagar North, Meerut South, Brahmpuri, MES Colony, Daurli, Meerut North, Modipuram) and Design Verification, Detailed Engineering, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Electrical and Mechanical Systems including Fire Detection & Suppression Systems and Hydraulics Systems from Duhai (EPE) to start of Partapur Station and Begumpul UP Ramp to Modipuram of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor.
  • Awarded Value: INR 150.44 Crore

In October last year, the NCRTC had invited online open e-tenders for the Package 11.

Nos. of tenders received.:

  • M/s Jakson Limited
  • M/s URC Construction (P) Ltd

Nos. and names of parties qualified after technical evaluation:

  • M/s Jakson Limited
  • M/s URC Construction (P) Ltd

Work Details:

  • The works shall be constructed to the highest standards available using proven upto-date good Engineering practices. 
  • The Specification shall in any case not specify standards which, in the Engineer’s opinion, are less than or inferior to those described in Technical/Construction Specifications contained in the Bidding Documents.
  • Construction shall be carried out employing the procedures established by the Contractor in his Quality, Safety Health and Environmental management plans. 
  • The Contractor shall be responsible for obtaining all necessary approvals from the relevant Public/Government/Local/Statutory or any agencies in the construction of the works.

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.

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

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