7 Bidders for Delhi – Meerut RRTS Line’s Electrification Contract

7 firms have submitted bids for the overhead electrification contract (Package 19) 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 in 2 lots (packages) in January – the first from Sarai Kale Khan to Duhai EPE and the second from Duhai EPE to Modipuram. The assigned contractor is required to complete all work – from design to supply to installation to testing to commissioning – in 1,218 and 1,274 days (3.5 years) respectively from the letter of award.


  • Alstom Transport India Ltd. – Lot 2 only
  • Ircon International Ltd. – Lot 1 & 2
  • Larsen & Toubro Ltd. – Lot 1 & 2
  • Linxon India Pvt. Ltd. – Lot 2 only
  • Siemens Ltd. – Lot 1 & 2
  • Sterling & Wilson Pvt. Ltd – Lot 1 & 2
  • Tata Projects Ltd. – Lot 1 only

Contract: Package 19 – DM/EL/COR-OF/093 Lot-P19 L1 and DM/EL/COR-OF/094 Lot-P19 L2

Scope of Lot-1: Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Receiving Sub Stations [including 25 kV AC Traction cum 33 kV Auxiliary Main Sub Stations], Extra High Voltage & High Voltage Cabling, 25 KV Overhead Equipment (FOCS/ROCS), Auxiliary Power Supply [including
Auxiliary Sub Stations], Operation Control Centre and Associated Works on Viaduct & Tunnel from Sarai Kale Khan to Duhai (EPE) [including Jangpura Stabling Yard and Duhai Depot] and SCADA System for Complete Corridor of Delhi–Ghaziabad–Meerut RRTS Corridor of NCRTC

Scope of Lot-2: Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Receiving Sub Stations [including 25 kV AC Traction cum 33 KV Auxiliary Main Sub Stations], Extra High Voltage & High Voltage cabling, 25 KV Overhead Equipment (FOCS/ROCS), Auxiliary Power Supply [including Auxiliary Sub Stations] and Associated works on Viaduct & tunnel from Duhai (EPE) to Modipuram [including Modipuram Depot] for Delhi–Ghaziabad–Meerut RRTS Corridor of NCRTC

Route Map of the RRTS Phase 1’s Lines – view Delhi – NCR RRTS info & full route map

With this development, here’s the status of the Delhi – Meerut RRTS line’s major systems related contracts:

210 Coach Rolling StockAwarded to Bombardier
Signalling, Train-Control & TelecommunicationsBids Invited in April
22,000 MT of Head Hardened RailsBids invited in Dec ’19;
5 Bids Received (technical bid evaluation underway)
ElectrificationTechnical Bids Opened (this post)
Ballast-less and Ballasted TrackBids Invited in April

A detailed status of each civil package can be viewed here.

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


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18 Responses to "7 Bidders for Delhi – Meerut RRTS Line’s Electrification Contract"

  1. Rupraj Sengupta says:

    Great news it has picked up speed!

    • TMRG says:

      Yes, moving along quite nicely! Financial bids for HH rails’ contract are expected to be opened anytime now.

  2. Brinda says:

    Who is Linxon? Never heard of them

    • TMRG says:

      JV of ABB and SNC-Lavalin setup in 2018

    • Pankaj says:

      Linxon India is the EPC Unit of ABB India which discontinued its EPC business got carved out in 2018 and started its operation in India.ABB EPC Unit was the pioneer for Metro technology in India with projects from DMRC,Jaipur Metro,BMRCL and now Kolkata Metro.

  3. Abhinav says:

    These are lead partners. Who are other JV partners with them?

    • TMRG says:

      Don’t have info on smaller partners. I can try finding out, but most likely it’ll be revealed after technical evaluation is done.

      You probably know this – big firms usually bid with their international parent company in a JV.

  4. Shubham says:

    What about Rolling Stock contract for Delhi-Alwar corridor? Any development regarding that…

    • TMRG says:

      Notice inviting bids for its rolling stock is pending.

      From what I know, they’re still trying to sign up with a lender to finance construction/systems procurement.

  5. Vivek Singh says:

    In the table, you mention that the Rolling Stock tender has been awarded to Bombardier. Yet, when I went to the link provided, the article only mentioned that the bids have been opened. You also mention some issue about complaint from BEML and Titagarh. What’s the exact status?

  6. Dilwar says:

    What about L&T Ecc ? Is L&T started of elevated Viaduct and Station work?

  7. Shubham says:

    Any updates of tender for underground construction of tunnel for Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor, in which STEC China came as L1 bidder? Has the award been given or some other plans…

    • TMRG says:

      No update for now. Seeing wild rumors of L&T being awarded the contract, which is not true at all. I think NCRTC will wait for things to calm down and then quietly award the contract.

  8. Parvez says:

    What is the value of these 2 lots? Thanks.

    • TMRG says:

      Not sure. NCRTC hasn’t ever released their estimates for any type of package (civil/system) in the tender docs.

  9. Nikhil Jha says:

    Can you update the latest status of the electrification package.I understand it is getting retendered due to new GOVT guidelines on Chinese suppliers.
    Especially because many bidders have considered Chinese sub suppliers on GIS,transformer and OHE.Can you confirm.


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