NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Ircon International Limited has awarded the contract for the supply of Gas Insulated Switchgear to Siemens Limited for the Delhi-Meerut RRTS Corridor of NCRTC.
Name of Work – Design, Manufacture & Supply of 66kV (Rated Voltage 72.5kV), 2500A, 31.5kA Gas Insulated Switchgear (66kV GIS) & 220kV (Rated Voltage 245kV), 1500A, 40kA Gas Insulated Switchgear (220kV GIS) with all accessories for 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 (FOGS/ROCS), Auxiliary Power Supply [including Auxiliary Sub Station], SCADA Systems, Operational Control Centre and Associated works on Viaduct & Tunnel for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor of NCRTC (Lot 1 & Lot 2).
Value of contract – INR 40.30 Crore
Period of Completion – 420 Days
Recent Update on Project
Work is going on at full swing for the Delhi-Merrut RRTS. Recently, track laying work has been started on the corridor by NCRTC. This semi high-speed rail line’s ballastless and ballasted track work has been assigned to Larsen & Toubro (L&T) in October 2020. As per NCRTC, viaduct of 4 km stretch has been completed so far.
The Delhi–Meerut RRTS is a semi-high speed rail corridor of length 82.15 km connecting Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut. It will have 22 stations. Once completed, the distance between Delhi and Meerut will be covered in less than an hour with trains operating on the route at top speed of 180 km per hour.
Priority section of 17 km length between Sahibabad and Duhai is expected to become operational by March 2023 while the whole corridor is expected to become operational by 2025.