MEERUT (Metro Rail News): With the development steps coming to a grinding halt on Thursday the Delhi-Meerut rapid rail project saw progress on a various front when a nodal agency tasked to finish the ambitious Rs 30,274 cr project conducted global pre-bidding meetings by video conferencing for 2 critical packages.
The agency, National Capital Region Transport Co(NCRTC), said that the meetings garnered excellent answer from the industry. Other than Indian entities, prospective bidders from the globe like Japan, China, South Korea, Germany & Turkey also engaged actively in the meeting, it announced.
As per the NCRTC sources, the 2 packages are Package 29 & Package eight for that the pre-bidding meetings were taken place. The Package 29 entails design, manufacturing, supply and supply & supervision of installation of spherical frames set for elevated viaduct of the RRTS Corridor. About 11.53 km part of 82 km long corridor would be underground. Rest 70.5 km is elevated.
The underground portion comprises 5.8 km stretch among New Ashok Nagar RRTS Station-BEL and 5.73 km stretch among Meerut’s Brahmpuri Metro Station & MES Colony Metro Station .
Where Package eight entails design & development of tunnels from Bhainsali Bus Stand-Begumpul sector in Meerut. In Meerut, there would be 3 underground stations: Meerut Central, Bhainsali & Begumpul.
As the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdown have adversely affected every individual & disrupted every social & economic activity across the globe. NCRTC team is leveraging technology to Effectively Work from Home. Tools like video conferencing, Microsoft Teams, Common Data Environment are being utilised for timely completion of project-related tasks like detailed architectural & structural drawings, finalisation of method statements, proof-checking, optimising construction planning and sequencing in emerging situations, bid process management, on-line pre-bid meetings and all other things to lessen the influence of the pandemic. The preparation of documentation for obtaining multiple approvals from Statuary Authorities Railways DMRC & ADB is on the way, stated NCRTC spokesperson Sudhir Sharma.
The RRTS corridor would start from Sarai Kale Khan station in Delhi & Modipuram in Meerut would be the last stop. In the 1st phase, the Meerut-Ghaziabad-Delhi corridor would be finished with a cost of Rs 30,274 cr by 2025.
NCRTC is necessitated to design, finance, construct, operate & maintain RRTS in NCR & construct under the administrative control of Union ministry of housing and urban affairs.