Except for the civil works, the contract covers all phases from tender and design to commissioning and initial operation of the Regional Rapid Transport System. Promoted by Delhi’s National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), the line will be 82 kilometres long with a design speed of 180 km/h.
India’s first semi-high-speed rail line will link the city of Delhi with Ghaziabad and Meerut in 62 minutes, thus improving mobility in New Delhi and its metropolitan area, which has a population of 57 million.
The Delhi-Meerut line is one of three lines that the Government has established as a priority, although the plan involves eight lines in total. With an allocated budget of 3.8 billion euros for its construction, the system is expected to be operational in 2025.