New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The National Capital Region Transport Corporation Ltd (NCRTC) on December 24, 2021 issued a contract order (letter of accetance) worth Rs 227 crores to the joint venture of Datamatics Global Services and AEP Ticketing Solutions (DM-AEP-26A JV) for providing EMV-based open loop Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system for Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor under contract package 26A.
The scope of work includes Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning and Comprehensive Annual Maintenance Contract of EMV based Open Loop Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) System for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor.
A total of five firms/consortia were participated in this contract. Out of 2 were found qualified and rest 3 were found disqualified in the technical round. Here is the names of all bidders with their status:-
Tender notice for the contract package 26A was invited in May 2021 under the Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) and technical bids were opened in September 2021. This is first of its kind for Automatic Fare Collection Systems in India where NCRTC will appoint a system integrator (under Package 26A) and financial institution (under Package 26B) to issue and acquire services.
Under this contract, NCRTC will adopt QR Code based ticketing (digital QR & paper QR) and EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) open loop contactless card ticketing based on National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) standards through a a contactless bank card, phone or smartcard.
The RRTS commuters will have the option to use QR code tickets which can be bought through Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) available at each RRTS station or ticketing booth or generated digitally via Mobile App or Website of NCRTC.
The 82.15-km Delhi-Meerut Reginal Rapid Transit System (Semi High-Speed Train) Corridor will conenct Delhi (Sarai Kale Khan) to Meerut with 16 stations.