Delhi – Meerut RRTS – Information, Route Map, Fares, Tenders & Updates

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Delhi – Meerut RRTS is an 82.15 km long under-construction semi-high speed rail line connecting Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut through a series of tunnels and elevated viaducts as part of the Regional Rapid Transit System.

The line is one of the three early bird (Phase 1) lines to be developed by the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) where trains will run upto a maximum speed of 160 km/hr to cover the entire distance in 1 hour.

Within Meerut city, NCRTC will run Meerut Metro services on the RRTS’ infrastructure. This will be done by taking some value engineering initiatives and by building specific metro-only stations.

The line’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) for construction was approved by the Uttar Pradesh State government in May 2017 and received the Government of India’s approval in February 2019. India’s Prime Minister laid its foundation stone in March 2019.

Key Figures

Operational: 0 km | Under Construction: 18 km | Approved: 65.15 km

• Estimated Project Cost: Rs. 30,274 crores
• Estimated Daily Ridership: 8 lakh passengers/day (2024)
• Funding Sources:
AIIB: USD 500 million (12.66%) – info
ADB: USD 1,549 million (39.24%)
JFPR: USD 3 million (0.07%)
Govts. of India, Delhi & UP: 1,897.7 million (48.05%)

System Specifications

• Design Speed: 180 kmph
• Operational Speed: 160 kmph
• Average Speed: 100 kmph

• Track Gauge Standard Gauge- 1435 mm
• Rolling Stock: Aerodynamic, 3.2 m wide x 22 m long, stainless steel / aluminium body
• Signalling: European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 of ERTMS
• Traction: 1 x 25 KV AC overhead catenary (OHE)
• Seating Arrangement: Transverse
• Classes: Economy and Business (1 coach per train)

Delhi – Meerut RRTS Route Information

Line-1: Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut (82.15 km)
• Type: Elevated & Underground
• Depot: Duhai EPE and Modipuram
• Stations (22): Nizamuddin / Sarai Kale Khan, New Ashok Nagar, Anand Vihar, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai (EPE), Murad Nagar, Modi Nagar South, Modi Nagar North, Meerut South, Partapur, Rithani, Shatabdi Nagar, Brahmapuri, Meerut Central, Bhaisali, Begum Pul, MES Colony, Daurli, Meerut North and Modipuram
• Stations with metro services only (8): Partapur, Rithani, Brahmapuri, Meerut Central, Bhaisali, MES Colony, Daurli and Meerut North.

Delhi – Meerut RRTS Route Map

The line’s stations and alignment (in red) displayed below are tentative. Its alignment will mostly follow National Highway NH-34. Official line has not been announced.

Project Overview Video

Status Update (July 2020)

Delhi – Meerut RRTS Fares (Ticket Prices)

Delhi – Meerut RRTS line’s fare structure, prices and rules have not been announced yet. That will be done closer to start of operations. NCRTC plans to use the latest technologies for its automatic fare collection (AFC) system to allow QR codes and Near Field Communication (NFC) phones to utilize the system. Trains will consist of 1 or more business class coaches which will have their own separate fare structure & rules, with lounge access at the platform-level of certain stations.

Delhi – Meerut RRTS Tenders

Latest notices inviting tenders can be viewed on NCRTC’s website. News on these notices, their bidders and contracts are covered in further detail here on news & construction page.

Delhi – Meerut RRTS Contractors

Contract Contractor
Delhi – Meerut General Consultant Ayesa India Private Ltd
Geotechnical Investigation: Shatabdi Nagar, Meerut to Modipuram Depot G Soil & Rock Probe Engineers
Geotechnical Investigation: Sarai Kale Khan to Ghaziabad Cengrs Geotechnica Pvt. Ltd.
Drone Based Mapping and Implementation of Web based Geographical Information System (GIS) GIS Consortium India Pvt. Ltd.
Initial Pile Load Test: Sarai Kale Khan to Anand Vihar and depot line from Sarai Kale Khan Continental Piling (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Initial Pile Load Test: Vaishali to Duhai (EPE) Continental Piling (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Initial Pile Load Test: Duhai (EPE) to Shatabdi Nagar Pinnacle Piling (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Initial Pile Load Test: Shatabdi Nagar – Modipuram Continental Piling (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Detailed Design Consultant for Track System Korea Railroad Technical Corporation & Primerail Infralabs Pvt Ltd.
Ballastless Track Structure “System Provider” to support Design and installation PORR Bau GmbH
Detailed Design Consultant for Sarai Kale Khan & New Ashok Nagar Stations Tandon Consultants Pvt. Ltd – Fountainhead JV
Package 1: Sahibabad Ramp – Ghaziabad Station (elevated, 2 stations) KEC-CCECC JV
Package 2: Ghaziabad Station – Duhai EPE crossing (elevated, 2 stations) APCO Infra – CRFG JV
Package 3 Lot-1: Duhai (EPE) – Modi Nagar North (elevated, 2 stations) Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
Package 3 Lot-2: Modi Nagar North – Shatabdi Nagar (elevated, 5 stations) Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
Package 4: New Ashok Nagar Ramp – Anand Vihar – Sahibabad Ramp (underground, 1 station) STEC is Lowest Bidder
Package 5A: Duhai Depot / Workshop 6 firms have submitted bids
Package 6: Sarai Kale Khan – New Ashok Nagar (elevated, 2 stations) L&T, TPL, Afcons, GR Infra & DBL – SAM have submitted bids
Package 7: Shatabdi Nagar – Brahampuri DN Ramp AND Begumpul Ramp – Modipuram (elevated, 5 stations) 5 firms have submitted bids
Package 8: Brahampuri DN Ramp to Begumpul UP Ramp (underground, 3 stations) 5 firms have submitted bids
Design, manufacture, supply, testing & commissioning of 210 standard gauge coaches Bombardier Transportation
Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Signalling and Train Control and Telecommunication Systems Bidding Underway
22,000 MT of Head Hardened Rails ArcelorMittal España
Electrification Technical Bid Evaluation Underway (7 bids received)
Track-work Technical Bid Evaluation Underway (3 bids received)
Escalators Bidding Underway
Elevators Bidding Underway
Tunnel Ventilation System (TVS), Environmental Control System (ECS) Bidding Underway

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