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India: Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51073-002 Status: Proposed

The Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Project will finance a new, dedicated, high-capacity, rail-based commuter transit corridor. The estimated 82 kilometer (km)-long corridor will pass through the densely populated sections of the National Capital Region (NCR) connecting Delhi to Meerut via Ghaziabad. The project will finance rail track, signaling, electrical and mechanical works, station buildings and maintenance facilities. The project will also support capacity and institutional development for setting up an operation and maintenance organization.

Project Details

Project Officer
Sharad Saxena South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Project
Project Number 51073-002
Country India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept: Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 2,049.00 million
TA: Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Project will finance a new, dedicated, high-capacity, rail-based commuter transit corridor. The estimated 82 kilometer (km)-long corridor will pass through the densely populated sections of the National Capital Region (NCR) connecting Delhi to Meerut via Ghaziabad. The project will finance rail track, signaling, electrical and mechanical works, station buildings and maintenance facilities. The project will also support capacity and institutional development for setting up an operation and maintenance organization.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Strengthening of urban mass transit systems and increasing environmental sustainability of cities through the development of railways, is recognized in the country partnership strategy of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for India. The National Urban Transport Policy (2006) of the government of India has an objective of safe, affordable, quick, comfortable, reliable, and sustainable access for city residents to jobs, education, recreation, and other activities within cities. The NCR Planning Board had prepared a Functional Plan on Transport for NCR with perspective year 2032. The Functional Plan, approved by the NCR Planning Board in November 2009, recommended an Integrated Multi-Modal Transportation System for NCR to improve the mobility of both people and goods. The policy framework in India for such projects is adequate and provides the necessary framework.
Impact Urban mobility in the National Capital Region improved
Outcome Efficiency, safety and environmental sustainability of transport in the Delhi-Meerut corridor improved
Outputs

Delhi-Meerut railway corridor constructed

Railway stations constructed

Institutional capacity of the NCRTC improved

Geographical Location NCR
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services For consultancies financed by ADB, all consultant recruitment will be carried out using quality- and cost-based selection with an 90:10 ratio. Procurement of contracts to be financed from the project will be through open competitive bidding (international advertisement).
Procurement Procurement (including consulting services) to be financed by ADB will follow ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time). ADB standard bidding documents for large works or plant (design, supply and install) with pre- or post-qualification will be adopted, with appropriate adaptations.
Responsible ADB Officer Sharad Saxena
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 011
India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 Oct 2018
Fact Finding 18 Nov 2019 to 29 Nov 2019
MRM 14 Jan 2020
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Sep 2019

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