5 Bidders for Delhi-Meerut RRTS Line’s Package 8

5 construction firms / consortia have submitted bids to build the 5.68 km underground Package 8 of the 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut (RRTS) Line after officials from the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) opened e-tenders minutes ago to reveal its list of bidders.

NCRTC invited tenders for this package in February 2020 and expects the assigned contractor to complete work in 1310 days (3.6 years) from when the contract is awarded.

After the 5.6 km New Ashok Nagar Ramp – Anand Vihar – Sahibabad Ramp Package 4 in Delhi, for which STEC emerged as the lowest bidder in June, Package 8 is the second and final underground section of the line. It consists of 3 stations at Meerut Central, Bhaisali and Begumpul – and out of these – the ones at Meerut Central and Bhaisal will exclusively serve Meerut’s local metro system and be serviced by ten 3-coach Bombardier trains


  • Afcons Infrastructure Ltd. (Afcons)
  • Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat ve Taahh. A.S. (Gulermak)
  • Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T)
  • Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co., Ltd. (STEC)
  • Yapı Merkezi İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş. – Tata Projects Ltd. (YM-TPL JV)

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.

Tender No: Package 8 – DM/CN/COR-OF/099

Scope: Online bids are invited for Package-8, Design and Construction of Tunnels by TBM from near Brahampuri DN Ramp to Begumpul UP Ramp and 3 Under Ground Stations at Meerut Central, Bhaisali & Begumpul by Cut & Cover Method including Architectural Finishing and Design, supply, installation, testing and commissioining of Electrical and Mechanical Systtems including Fire detection & suppression System and Hydraulic systems on Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Corridor.

Route Map of Package-8: Brahampuri Ramp – Begumpul Ramp with the indicative location of its stations – view NCR RRTS info & map

With this development, bids for all civil packages of the main-line have been received and technical bids opened. 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)Under Construction by Larsen & Toubro
Package 3 Lot-2: Modi Nagar North – Shatabdi Nagar (elevated, 5 stations)Under Construction by Larsen & Toubro
Package 4: New Ashok Nagar Ramp – Anand Vihar – Sahibabad Ramp (underground, 1 station)STEC is Lowest Bidder
Package 5A: Duhai Depot / WorkshopTechnical Bid Evaluation in Progress (6 Bids Received)
Package 6: Sarai Kale Khan – New Ashok Nagar (elevated, 2 stations)Technical Bid Evaluation in Progress (5 bids received)
Package 7: Shatabdi Nagar – Brahampuri – Brahampuri DN Ramp (elevated, 1 station) AND Begumpul UP Ramp – MES Colony – Daurli – Meerut North – Modipuram (elevated, 4 stations)Technical Bid Evaluation in Progress (5 bids received)
Package 8: Brahampuri DN Ramp to Begumpul UP Ramp (underground, 3 stations)Bids Opened Today (this post)
Package 9A: Multistoried Staff Quarters & ConnectivityTechnical Bids Opened on July 9 (7 bidders)
Package X: Modipuram Depot / WorkshopBid Notice Pending

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


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19 Responses to "5 Bidders for Delhi-Meerut RRTS Line’s Package 8"

  1. Rishi Raj says:

    Yapı Merkezi is a new one. I have never heard of them.

    • TMRG says:

      It’s a Turkish EPC firm. I don’t believe they’ve ever bid in India for an urban rail project prior to this.

  2. Himanshu Doria says:

    What is the status of Package 4 ? Did STEC given LOA ?

  3. Prem Kashyap says:

    What’s your opinion on economic feasibility of the RRTS project. Wouldn’t it be more feasible if it’s was of higher speed. Like shinkansen or maglev.

  4. Sumit Malik says:

    How will they operate the metro and RRTS operation on same rail lines? Will there be siding lines at stations so that RRTS trains can bypass metro trains?

    • Clevin Gomes says:

      Yes, the stations will have 4 platforms and 4 tracks in this line just like South Korea’s AREX Line. They run 2 types of trains
      1) Express Train :- Non-Stop Service from Seoul Incheon International airport to Seoul Station
      2) All Stop Train :- A Commuter service between same as mentioned above.

  5. Rahul sharma says:

    Package 9 A ( construction of multi-storey building for Rrts staff at Jangpura . May I know the current status please or name of seven bidders who qualified for technical bid ?

  6. Ravi Shekhar says:

    What is the status of bid for the RRTC project .Who got the work contract.Any update

  7. Suresh Balan says:

    Who are the award winners site and region wise?


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