Hyderabad, May 11 : City-based Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has received a Letter of Award from India’s National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) to build and deliver regional commuter and intracity transit trains with comprehensive maintenance services for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut semi-high-speed rail corridor under Phase 1 of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).
The project scope involves supplying 30 regional commuter train sets of six cars each and 10 intra city mass transit train sets of three cars each, together with 15 years of rolling stock maintenance, a company statement here said on Monday. The Letter of Award is valued at approximately Rs 2577 crore (314 million euro, USD 340 million US) and the customer has a provision to exercise an option of additional 90 cars and two years of maintenance.
The project will be executed in accordance with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s flagship ‘Make in India’ guidelines, with the trains being manufactured at Bombardier’s Vadodara sites in India. The rolling stock will be designed at the Global Engineering and Technology Centre in Hyderabad and local teams will provide maintenance services through two project and maintenance depots established by our customers in Duhai and Modipuram.
It is India’s first project to include maintenance services as part of rolling stock tender process and Bombardier will deliver globally proven maintenance solutions to ensure safe and reliable train operations. The 82-kilometre Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS will boast a 180 kmph design speed, first of its kind rolling stock in India for regional transit services and will be implemented in phases between the cities. The corridor will have 24 stations and besides offering high-speed commuter services on the corridor, the infrastructure will also be used for offering local transit services in Meerut.
The trains will reduce travel time from Delhi to Meerut to less than 60 minutes and daily expected ridership is around 800,000 passengers. Local transit services between Meerut South and Modipuram Depot Station with 13 stations over 21 km on RRTS infrastructure will meet the local mobility needs of Meerut citizens and will provide efficient regional connectivity, the statement added. (UNI)