The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) earlier this month invited bids from construction firms for the civil construction of Package 7 of the 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut line of the Regional Rapid Transit System.
This roughly 12 km elevated package with 5 stations is the penultimate civil package of the entire Delhi – Meerut line for which bids have been invited. It consists of 2 disjointed parts on either side of Meerut city and is connected by the underground Package 8 for which bidding is underway.
- Northern end of Shatabdi Nagar to Brahampuri DN Ramp with 1 station at Brahmapuri (approx 2 kms)
- Begumpul UP Ramp to Modipuram with 4 stations at MES Colony, Daurli, Meerut North and Modipuram (approx 10 kms)
Here’s the brief scope of work and bidding timeline –
Package 7-NIT No. DM/CN/COR-OF/108
Online bids are invited for Package-7, Construction of elevated viaduct from end of Shatabdi Nagar Station to Brahmpuri DN ramp and from Begumpul UP Ramp to Modipuram end including Modipuram Depot entry Ramp and 5 elevated stations of Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut RRTS Corridor.
• Pre Bid Meeting Date: 24-Apr-2020 11:00 AM
• Bid submission: 29-May-2020 03:00 PM
• Bid Opening Date: 29-May-2020 05:00 PM
• Period of Work: 910 days (2 years 6 months)
4 out of 5 stations on this package – the ones at Brahmapuri, MES Colony, Daurli and Meerut North – will exclusively serve Meerut’s local metro system.
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 / Section||Status|
|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 awarded contract in March|
|Package 3 Lot-2: Modi Nagar North – Shatabdi Nagar (elevated, 5 stations)||L&T awarded contract in March|
|Package 4: New Ashok Nagar Ramp – Anand Vihar – Sahibabad Ramp (underground, 1 station)||Bidding is underway (5 bids received)|
|Package 5A: Duhai Depot / Workshop||Bidding underway|
|Package 6: Sarai Kale Khan – New Ashok Nagar (elevated, 2 stations)||Bids invited in February|
|Package 7: Shatabdi Nagar – Brahampuri – Brahampuri DN Ramp (elevated, 1 station) AND Begumpul UP Ramp – MES Colony – Daurli – Meerut North – Modipuram (elevated, 4 stations)||Bids Invited (this post)|
|Package 8: Brahampuri DN Ramp to Begumpul UP Ramp (underground, 3 stations)||Bids invited in February|
|Package X: Modipuram Depot / Workshop||Bid Notice Pending|
Here’s a cool drone view uploaded by NCRTC in March which shows the line under construction on NH-34 in the Guldhar / Sikrod area prior to the suspension of works due to COVID-19.
For more updates, check out the NCR RRTS section of The Metro Rail Guy!