New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): Vienna based ballastless track structure service provider company PORR Bau GmbH has been awarded a track consultancy contract worth €76,06,080 by National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) on December 13, 2019.
The company will be responsible to provide necessary consultancy and Ballastless Track Structure systems to support the Design and installation of Track for the elevated viaduct, underground sections and at grade section including all stations for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor of NCRTC. A total of two bidders PORR Bau GmbH and Sonneville AG participated in the bidding and PORR Bau GmbH emerged as a final bidder for track consultancy work as the Sonneville AG was disqualified after technical evaluation.
The tender was published on 7th August 2019 and Technical Bid was opened on 16th October 2019. The financial bid opened on 15th November 2019. The Delhi–Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor will cover a total distance of 82.15 km and connect Sarai Kale Khan (in Delhi) to Meerut (in Uttar Pradesh). It is one of the three priority corridors planned under Phase-I of Regional Rapid Transport System (RRTS) project of National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited.
The estimated cost of the Delhi-Meerut RRTS project is pegged Rs 30,274 crore and approved by Central Government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid down the foundation stone of this corridor on 8th March 2019. The actual construction work started in June 2019. The first civil construction work order awarded to KEC-CCECC JV to construct elevated viaduct and two RRTS stations (Sahibabad and Ghaziabad) from the start of the elevated ramp near Sahibabad RRTS Station up to end of Ghaziabad RRTS Station.
APCO Infratech has completed the casting of the first segment on 13th January 2019 and KEC-CCECC JV has started the civil construction of viaducts and two RRTS stations in Sahibabad on Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor. A total of 22 (including 6 metro stations of Meerut Metro) will be built on the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor and the project is expected to become operational by 2025.