New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The officials of the National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) today opened the financial bids of Contract Package-24 (S&TC System) of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor.
According to the result announced by NCRTC, the French firm Alstom Transport India emerged as the lowest bidder after beating Siemens Limited which was the second bidder in this contract package. However, the financial value of the bidders not yet disclosed.
The tender (No. DM/ST/COR-OF/100) for this package was invited in April 2020 with an estimated cost of Rs 1026.66 crore (USD 139.99 million). Technical bids were opened in October 2020. The bids now sent for technical and financial evaluation.
The scope of work includes Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Signalling and Train Control and Telecommunication Systems for Delhi – Meerut RRTS Corridor of NCRTC. The contractor has to complete the work in 1613 days from the date of award of this contract.
As per NCRTC, this RRTS corridor will be the first in India to adopt the European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 signalling system which is the core signalling and train control component of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) of standards. ETCS is considered as the most advanced train control system being used in the world and provides continuous supervision & communication for safely traveling at high speeds. Bombardier Transportation will supply the semi-high speed trains for the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor.
The 85.15 km Delhi-Meerut RRTS Corridor will connect India's National Capital with Meerut in Uttar Pradesh through 16 stations. The estimated cost of this project is Rs 30,274 crores.
For more details, please explore the Delhi - Meerut RRTS page of Urban Transport News.