Delhi-Meerut RRTS: Project Information, Tenders, Stations, Routes and Updates

Anushka Khare Posted on: 2020-09-01 09:00:00 Viewer: 2,204 Comments: 0 Country: India City: New Delhi

Delhi-Meerut RRTS: Project Information, Tenders, Stations, Routes and Updates

The Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor consisting total 22 railway stations (including 6 stations of Meerut Metro Rail Project) will connect Delhi to Meerut through a rapid rail network.

  • Project Name: Delhi-Meerut RRTS Project
  • Operator: National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC)
  • Owner: Govt. of India and Govt. of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana & Rajasthan
  • Project Type: Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS)
  • Project Cost: INR 30,274.00 Crores (USD 3947.7 million)
  • Funding Agency: AIIB, ADB
  • Status: Under-Construction
  • Deadline: 2024

Project Cost & Funding Pattern

Total Project Cost: US$ 3947.7 million

  • AIIB: USD 500 million (12.66%)
  • ADB: USD 1,549 million (39.24%)
  • JFPR: USD 3 million (0.07%)
  • Govt. of India, Govt. of Delhi & Govt. of UP: 1,897.7 million (48.05%)

Delhi-Meerut RRTS Network

  • Route length: 82.15 km (Elevated-68.03 km, Underground-14.12 km, At grade-1.45 km)
  • Number of RRTS Stations: 16
  • Number of additional Stations for Meerut MRTS: 6
  • Total journey time: 55 minutes
  • Station Names: Sarai Kale Khan, New Ashok Nagar, Anand Vihar, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai, Muradnagar, Modinagar South, Modinagar North, Meerut South, Partapur, Rithani, Shatabdi Nagar, Brahmpuri, Meerut Central, Bhaisali, Begumpul, Daurli, Meerut North, Modipuram.
  • Depot: Duhai, Modipuram

Major Contract Awarded

  • DIMTS: Consultant for preparation of Public Transport Travel Demand Model for RRTS in Delhi-NCR.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC): Financial Consultant on a retainer basis for planning and implementation support for the implementation of RRTS in Delhi-NCR.
  • CRRI: Noise and Vibration Consultant.
  • Egis Rail SA INECO Egis India Consortium: Interim Detailed Design Consultancy services of Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor.
  • JV of Ayesa Ingenieria Y Arquitectura: General Consultant (GC) for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor.
  • JV of Korea Railroad Technical Corporation & M: Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for the Detailed Design of Track for the elevated viaduct, underground sections including all stations and depots.
  • Ayesa India: Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for detailed design and drawing of four numbers of elevated RRTS stations (Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar and Duhai) in the section from Sahibabad Ramp to EPE crossing and Maintenance depot at Duhai and Modipuram.
  • Systra MVA Consulting: Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for civil, architectural and E&M work of five numbers of elevated RRTS stations (Muradnagar, Modi Nagar-South, Modi Nagar-North, Meerut-South, Shatabdi Nagar) and two MRTS stations (Partapur and Rithani) and elevated viaduct after Duhai Station and Shatabdi Nagar including elevated viaduct from Duhai station to Duhai depot.
  • Bombardier Transportation: Supply of Rolling Stock - 210 standard gauge cars (30 regional commuter trainsets of six cars each and 10 intracity mass transit trainsets of three cars each), together with 15 years of rolling stock maintenance.

Construction Contracts

  • KEC-CCECC JV: Construction of elevated viaducts & ramp from Sahibabad to Ghaziabad and two RRTS stations viz. Sahibabad and Ghaziabad (Package 1).
  • APCO-CRFG JV: Construction of elevated viaducts & ramp from Ghaziabad to Duhai to connect Duhai depot and two RRTS stations viz. Guldhar and Duhai (Package 2).
  • L&T Construction: Construction of elevated viaducts & ramp from Duhai to Shatabdi Nagar and seven RRTS stations viz. Muradnagar, Modinagar South, Modinagar North, Meerut South, Partapur, Rithani and Shatabdi Nagar [Package 3 (Lot 1 & Lot 2)].

Delhi-Meerut RRTS: Progress so far

  • May 2017: Final DPR of the project approved by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
  • February 2019: Final DPR of the project approved by the Central Government. 
  • 8 March 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for this project. 
  • June 2019: Pillar Construction work started.


  • The 38.05 km long Sahibabad-Meerut South section including Duhai Depot, is expected to become operational by January 2023
  • The 16.60 km Hazrat Nizamuddin-Sahibabad in January 2024, and
  • The remaining 37.40 km Meerut South-Modipuram in July 2024.

Delhi-Meerut RRTS Route Map

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