Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Progresses Rapidly, NCRTC Invites Bids For Supply Of 22,000 MT Rails 

It would be first-of-its-kind rail based high-speed regional transit system in India and will be the fastest, most comfortable and most secure mode of transport in the NCR. (Representational Image) (Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) has invited bids from the eligible manufactures or suppliers of head hardened rails for Delhi-Meerut regional rapid transit system (RRTS) project.

NCRTC is a joint venture undertaking of Govt of India and States of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, under the administrative control of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

It has a mandate to design, construct, operate and maintain rail based RRTS project across the National Capital region (NCR) of India.

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RRTS will be designed to operate at a speed of 180 kmph and use state of the art technologies for track structure, rolling stock and signalling system.

Three RRTS corridors: Delhi-Meerut, Delhi – Panipat Smart Line and Delhi – Alwar S have been identified and prioritised for implementation in first phase.

The Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor consisting total 22 railway stations (including 6 stations of Meerut Metro Rail Project) will connect Delhi to Meerut through a rapid rail network. The estimated 82 km long network will pass through one of the most densely populated sections of the NCR connecting Delhi to Uttar Pradesh.

The online tender invites bids for manufacturing, supply, transportation and delivery of 22,000 MT of UIC 60/60E-1/60KG 1080 Grade Head Hardened Rails Class-A conforming to standards specified for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Corridor in India.

India is set to receive financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) toward the cost of Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Project and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this financing to payments under the contract named above.

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