5 Bidders for Delhi – Meerut RRTS’ UG Ashok Vihar – Sahibabad Leg

Five construction firms have submitted tenders (bids) to build the 5.6 km underground Package 4 of the 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut (RRTS) Smart Line after officials from the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) opened tenders on Monday afternoon to reveal its list of bidders.

This underground package’s tunnels will be built using tunnel boring machines (TBMs), and connect the New Ashok Nagar Down Ramp with the Sahibabad UP Ramp through one station at Anand Vihar where the line will be connected to the Delhi Metro’s Blue and Pink lines for easy transfers.


• Gülermak Agir Sanayi Insaat ve Taahhut A.S. (Gulermak)
• Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T)
• Afcons Infrastructure Ltd. (Afcons)
• Tata Projects Ltd. – SK E&C JV (TPL – SKEC JV)
• Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd. (STEC)

The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor of the line.

NCRTC invited tenders for Delhi – Meerut RRTS’ package 4 on November 11, 2019 and expects the assigned contractor to complete work in 1095 days (3 years).

Brief Scope of Package 4: Design and construction of tunnels of Package 4 by Tunnel Boring Machine from near New Ashok Nagar DN Ramp to Sahibabad UP Ramp and for one underground station at Anand Vihar by cut & cover method [Including Architectural Finishing and Design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Electrical and Mechanical Systems including Fire detection & suppression Systems and Hydraulic systems].

Route of New Ashok Nagar DN Ramp – Sahibabad UP Ramp of Delhi – Meerut RRTS Line – view project information & full map

The line’s construction is being financed through an official development assistance (ODA) loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Here’s the current status of each package –

Package / SectionStatus
Package 1: Sahibabad Ramp – Ghaziabad Station (elevated, 2 stations)Under construction by KEC-CCECC JV
Package 2: Ghaziabad Station – Duhai EPE crossing (elevated, 2 stations)Under construction by APCO-CRFG JV
Package 3 Lot-1: Duhai (EPE) – Modi Nagar North (elevated, 2 stations)L&T is the lowest bidder
Package 3 Lot-2: Modi Nagar North – Shatabdi Nagar (elevated, 5 stations)L&T is the lowest bidder
Package 4: New Ashok Nagar Ramp – Anand Vihar – Sahibabad Ramp (underground, 1 station)Tenders Opened (this post)
Package 5A: Duhai Depot / WorkshopBids invited in Jan 2020
Package 6: Sarai Kale Khan – New Ashok Nagar (elevated, 2 stations)Bids invited in Feb 2020
Package 8: Brahampuri DN Ramp to Begumpul UP Ramp (underground, 3 stations)Bids invited in Feb 2020
Package XX: Shatabdi Nagar – Brahampuri – Brahampuri DN Ramp (elevated, 1 station)Notice inviting bids pending
Package xx: Begumpul UP Ramp – MES Colony – Daurli – Meerut North – Modipuram (elevated). This could possibly be split into 2 packagesNotice inviting bids pending

Here’s a 5-day old video uploaded by a vlogger on YouTube showing the progress made on the construction of Package 2 by APCO-CRFG where primarily piling and pier construction work is ongoing (tip: turn down the volume before hitting play) –

For more updates, check out the NCR RRTS section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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9 Responses to "5 Bidders for Delhi – Meerut RRTS’ UG Ashok Vihar – Sahibabad Leg"

  1. Deepika says:

    Hi TMRG

    Just noticed Tata has formed JV with SKE. WHo are they? Any idea?.


  2. Rupraj Sengupta says:

    Is it crossing the yumana river via a bridge or tunnel?

  3. Vivek Singh says:

    Are the tunnels for Smart Lines going to be wider than the tunnels for Metros as the Smart trains will run much faster?

    • TMRG says:

      Yup. metro tunnels in India have a diameter in the range of 6.2-6.8m. For this system, tunnels will have a dia around 7.4-7.5m

  4. Jitendra says:

    What is the estimate cost of NCRTC ?


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