New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) on 8th October 2020 revealed the name of firms who have submitted their bids for Contract Package - 24 for providing signalling solutions for the Delhi-Meerut RRTS Corridor.
According to NCRTC, only two bidders viz. Siemens Limited and Alstom Transport India Limited have submitted their bids to provide the European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 signalling system for the first RRTS corridor (Delhi-Meerut) against the tender notice (No. DM/ST/COR-OF/100) issued in the month of April 2020. The estimated cost of work is Rs 1,026.66 crore.
The scope of work includes Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Signalling and Train Control and Telecommunication Systems for Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut RRTS Corridor of NCRTC. The contractor will have to complete the work in 1613 days after the award of the contract.
NCRTC has awarded a contract worth Rs 2,577 crore for the supply of Rolling Stock (210 coaches) for the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor.
The European Train Control System (ETCS) is the signalling and control component of the European Rail Traffic Management System. It is a replacement for legacy train protection systems and designed to replace the many incompatible safety systems currently used by European railways.
ETCS Level-2 Signalling System with ATO supports interoperability integrated with Platform Screen Doors (PSD) increased safety and reliability.
Indian Railways also planning to install ETCS Level 2 on its four lines as a pilot project comprising: Jhansi – Bina in North Central Zone, Yeraguntla – Renigunta in South Central Zone, Vijaynagaram – Palasa in East Coast Zone, and Nagpur – Budnera in Central Zone.
The 85.15 km Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor will connect Delhi Sarai Kale Khan to Meerut through 16 stations. The Operational Control Centre (OCC) for all three corridors of NCRTC has been planned to establish at Jungpura in Delhi.
For more details about the project, please explore the Delhi-Meerut RRTS page of Urban Transport News.