New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) on 25th September 2020 opened the financial bids of track work contract package 17 of 82.15 km Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor.
As per the result of the financial bid announced by NCRTC, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) emerged as the lowest bidder for the supply and installation of tracks among two other contenders viz. KEC International – STS – Vijay Nirman Company JV and IRCON International Limited. The financial position of each bidder is shown below:
The tender for the contract Package 17 (DM/CN/COR-OF/107) was invited in April 2020 by NCRTC. Technical bids were opened on 8th July 2020.
The scope of work includes Manufacturing, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Ballast-less or Ballasted Track from Sarai Kale Khan (in Delhi) to Modi Puram (in UP) including Jangpura Stabling Yard, Duhai and Modipuram Depots for Delhi-Meerut RRTS Corridor of NCRTC. The firm has to complete the work in 1260 days.
According to the NCRTC, the ballastless tracks for India's first semi-high speed Regional Train were selected for low maintenance requirements, less dimension of the track both depth and width (results in the reduction of Tunnel Diameter), saving in elevated structure cost due to less weight, maintenance of complex Geometric parameters of the track, increased service life and to promote equal opportunity for Indian contractors under the 'Make in India' initiative of Govt. of India.
The ballastless track will be used to run Bombardier make state-of-the-art semi high-speed regional trains which first look was unveiled on 25th September 2020 by NCRTC and Bombardier Transportation India.
The 82.15 km long proposed Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor will connect Delhi to Meerut through 16 stations. The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is one of the three prioritized RRTS corridors being implemented under Phase-1.
For more information about the project, please explore the Delhi-Meerut RRTS page of Urban Transport News.