3 firms have submitted bids for the Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) contract of the 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut RRTS line project, after officials from the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) opened tenders today afternoon to reveal its list of bidders.
NCRTC invited bids from firms specializing in testing, safety inspection and certification of rail systems in April 2020, and expects the ISA to be onboard for 1640 days (4.5 years).
- Aether Engineering Solutions Pvt Ltd
- Bureau Veritas (India) Pvt. Ltd.
- Italcertifier S.p.A
Title: Independent Safety Assessment for SYSTEMS of NCRTC for DELHI – GHAZIABAD-MEERUT CORRIDOR
Bombardier trains on this semi high-speed rail line will run with a maximum speed of 160 km/hr and average speed of 100 km/hr to connect Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi with Modipuram through 22 stations located across Ghaziabad, Modi Nagar and Meerut. 8 of those stations will serve as dedicated stations for slower local Meerut Metro only services, so the ISA will have to ensure the systems work like clockwork.
Among the key contracts on the systems side of things – Bombardier won the Delhi – Meerut line’s 210 coach rolling stock contract in May while bidding is underway for its ETCS Level 2 signalling and train-control system. A detailed status of each civil package can be viewed here.
In early June, APCO-CRFG JV began setting up their first launching gantry for erecting precast segments in Duhai. They’re responsible for building Package 2 – a 10.3 km viaduct from Ghaziabad Station to the Duhai Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) crossing, with 2 elevated stations at Guldhar and Duhai.
Here’s a snap I shared on Twitter:
For more updates, check out the NCR RRTS section of The Metro Rail Guy!