The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), which is mandated for implementing the RRTS project in the national capital region (NCR), has invited bids for the rolling stock of the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor. The last date for the submission of the bids is March 11, 2020.
For the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS project, a total of 210 coaches are being procured for the operations of the corridor. Sudhir Sharma, Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO), NCRTC said that 30 RRTS train sets comprising six coaches will be made operational for the regional services, while 10 train sets, comprising three coaches will be made operational for the city services in Meerut.
Although, foreign firms interested in the infrastructure project are allowed to participate, however, as part of the bidding process for the rolling stock of the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor, the procurement of the rolling stock will be made in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship ‘Make In India’ guidelines.
The 82-km long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS project will boast of 160 kmph capable coaches and will be implemented in phases, between the two cities. It will have 22 RRTS stations, out of which 16 will be the regional stations, while six stations will be in Meerut. The priority phase of Delhi-Meerut RRTS, which is 17 km long Sahibabad-Duhai section, has been targeted for operations by the year 2023.