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

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Delhi – Meerut RRTS is an 82.15 km under-construction semi-high speed rail line with 22 stations connecting Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut through a series of tunnels and elevated viaducts as part of Delhi’s 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 up to 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 8 dedicated 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: 51 km | Approved: 30.15 km

  • Estimated Project Cost: Rs. 30,274 crores
  • Estimated Daily Ridership: 8 lakh passengers/day (2024)
  • Funding Sources:
    – ADB: USD 1,049 million (26.58%) – info
    – AIIB: USD 500 million (12.66%) – info
    – NDB: USD 500 million (12.66%) – info
    – 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

  • Length: 82.15 km
  • Type: Elevated & Underground
  • Depots: Duhai Depot, Modipuram Depot & Stabling Lines at Jangpura
  • 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 MRTS metro-only services (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 indicative. Its alignment will mostly follow National Highway NH-34. Official line color 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 RRTS Interim Expert Consultant Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)
Delhi – Meerut RRTS Interim Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) Egis Rail, SA – Ingenieriay Economica del Transport SA (INECO) – Egis India Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd. JV
Delhi – Meerut RRTS General Consultant (GC) Ayesa lngenieria Y Arquitectura S.A.U. – ITALFERR S.p.A. – Ayesa India Private Ltd JV
Detailed Design Consultant for Track System / Structure Korea Railroad Technical Corporation & Primerail Infralabs Pvt Ltd.
Ballastless Track Structure System Provider to support Design and Installation PORR Bau GmbH
Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for 4 stations (Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldha, Duhai) and elevated viaduct from Sahibabad Ramp to EPE Crossing and depots at Duhai and Modipram Ayesa India Pvt. Ltd.
Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for 5 elevated RRTS stations (Murad Nagar and Modinagar [south], Modi Nagar [north], Meerut South, Shatabdi Nagar) and 2 MRTS stations (Partapur and Rithani) and elevated viaduct from EPE Crossing to Shatabdi Nagar SYSTRA – Systra MVA Consulting (India) Pvt. Ltd. JV
Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for 1 RRTS station (Modipuram) and 4 MRTS stations (Brahmpuri, MES Colony, Daurli, Meerut North) and approx 9.76 km viaduct after Shatabdi Nagar to
Modipuram Depot
SYSTRA – Systra MVA Consulting (India) Pvt. Ltd. JV
Detailed Design Consultant for Sarai Kale Khan & New Ashok Nagar Stations, 11km section from SKK to Khichripur Tandon Consultants Pvt. Ltd – Fountainhead JV
Independent Safety Assessment (ISA) Technical Bid Evaluation Underway (3 bidders)
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.
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 VNC-KEC JV is Lowest Bidder
Package 5B: Modipuram Depot & Workshop Notice Inviting Bids Pending
Package 6: Sarai Kale Khan – New Ashok Nagar (elevated, 2 stations) Afcons Infra is Lowest Bidder
Package 7: Shatabdi Nagar – Brahampuri DN Ramp AND Begumpul Ramp – Modipuram (elevated, 5 stations) Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is Lowest Bidder
Package 8: Brahampuri DN Ramp to Begumpul UP Ramp (underground, 3 stations) 5 firms have submitted bids
Package 9A: Multistoried Staff Quarters & Connectivity Sam India Builtwell is Lowest Bidder
Package 9B: Construction of Jangpura stabling yard, Operation control center (OCC) and associated buildings Notice Inviting Bids Pending
Package 10: Architectural finishing work for 7 stations (Sahibabad – Shatabdi Nagar) 6 firms have submitted bids
Package 11 Lot-1: Architectural finishing for elevated stations & E&M systems Bids Invited in October 2020
Package 11 Lot-2: Architectural finishing for elevated stations & E&M systems Bids Invited in October 2020
Package 12A: Pre–Engineered (PEB) Steel Roof Structure for 4 stations (Sahibabad – Duhai) Sam India Builtwell is Lowest Bidder
Package 12B: Pre–Engineered (PEB) Steel Roof Structure for 12 stations in 2 lots Bidding Underway
Package 13: 22,000 MT of Head Hardened Rails ArcelorMittal España
Package 14: Track fastening system for ballastless track Financial Bid Evaluation Underway (results awaited)
Package 15: Standard Gauge 60 Kg UIC Turnouts and Scissors Cross over Technical Bid Evaluation Underway (Voestalpine VAE VKN India and Vossloh Cogifer submitted bids)
Package 16: Rails for Duhai & Modipuram depots and Jangpura Stabling Yard
• Lot-1: 2000 MT of UIC 60/60E-1/60 KG 1080 Grade Head Hardened Rails
• Lot-2: 4000 MT of 60 KG 880 Grade Rail Class-A
Bids Invited in mid-September
Package 17: Track-work Larsen & Toubro is lowest bidder
Package 18: Rail Grinding Machine Bidding Underway
Package 19: Electrification (receiving substations (RSS) and traction overhead equipment (OHE)) IRCON International is lowest bidder
Package 21: Escalators Technical Bid Evaluation Underway – 3 bids received
Package 22: Elevators Technical Bid Evaluation Underway – 5 bids received
Package 23: Tunnel Ventilation System (TVS), Environmental Control System (ECS) Technical Bid Evaluation Underway – 4 Bids Received
Package 24: Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Signalling and Train Control and Telecommunication Systems Technical Bid Evaluation Underway – 2 bids received from Alstom & Siemens
Package 25: Design, manufacture, supply, testing & commissioning of 210 standard gauge coaches Bombardier Transportation (view train design)
Package 26: Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) System Notice Inviting Bids Pending
Package 27: Platform Screen Doors (PSD) System Notice Inviting Bids Pending (EOI invited in July 2020)

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