New Delhi (Urban Transport News): The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), which is implementing RRTS projects in India, has issued the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) to the joint venture of KEC International and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (KEC-CCECC JV) for construction of elevated viaducts and stations on Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor.
The scope of work includes the construction of elevated viaduct from the start of elevated ramp near Sahibabad RRTS Station up to end of Ghaziabad RRTS Station, including all special spans and two nos. of elevated RRTS Stations viz., Sahibabad and Ghaziabad (excluding Architecture Finishing & Roof Structure of Stations) of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor.
The KEC-CCECC JV emerged as the lowest bidder among other bidders. The order value of this contract is Rs.580 crore. The Letter of Acceptance (LoA) issued on August 8, 2019. This is the first MRTS work order which has been received by the KEC International Ltd. in India. However, the company is involved in various verticals of infrastructure development viz. Power Transmission and Distribution, Railways, Solar, Civil, Smart Infrastructure and Cables. The company is currently executing various infrastructure projects in over 30 countries and has a presence in over 100 countries. Vimal Kejriwal, MD & CEO of KEC International Ltd, said,
We are delighted with the order wins in the RRTS and Metro sectors, which are in line with our strategy for expanding our Railway presence. These orders mark our entry into the urban transport sector and further expands our client portfolio. This foray will also help us in building a robust executable order book, thus enabling us to scale up the business and achieve the desired growth plans.
In a recent media interaction, in response to a question pertaining to opening date of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director of NCRTC said that a section from Duhai to Sahibabad will be commissioned first by March 2023. Then every six months they keep adding 20 km. By March 2025, the entire Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor will be commissioned.