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Spain’s ADIF to advise NCRTC on RRTS, India [free access]

December 1, 2017

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) in India has signed a technical co-operation contract with Spain-based Administrator de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF) for the design and execution of a rapid rail transit system (RRTS). NCRTC is a joint-venture (JV) of the Government of India and the state governments of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi.


The scope of work includes the provision of technical advice and training in tracks, signalling, rolling stock, safety, multi-modal integration and station design. Three priority RRTS corridors, namely Delhi-Meerut, Delhi-Panipat and Delhi-Alwar, are planned to be implemented in Phase 1 by 2020.


The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rail Transit System (RRTS) will span 90.2 km and cover 17 stations. The daily ridership is expected to be around 740,000 passengers. The project is estimated to cost USD5.15 billion. Pre-construction activities including geo-technical investigations, detailed design, utility relocation and traffic diversion planning are in progress on this corridor.