Egis wins its first semi-high-speed project in India

Egis has just won a contract to design the viaducts on the Delhi Meerut railway corridor (Delhi NCR region) in India. This major project, scheduled to last two years, is considered a genuine priority by the Indian government. It will substantially reduce journey times between Delhi and Meerut, and stimulate economic growth in the region.

18 September 2017



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A semi-high-speed project

The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) was founded in 2013 to oversee the construction of eight rail corridors (or RRTS: rapid rail transit systems) in the Delhi region. Among these eight corridors, the priority was placed on Delhi-Meerut, Delhi-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat.

The Delhi-Meerut RRTS will be approximately 90 km in length, 30 km of which underground and 60 km elevated. This corridor will allow commercial speeds of up to 160 km/h, and is thus the first semi-high-speed contract in India in which Egis is involved. The contract was awarded to a consortium formed by Egis and the Spanish engineering firm Ineco, for a duration of two years.

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Egis tasked with several assignments within the project

The consortium will be working on the detailed design stage, following the preparation of the Detail Project Report by Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit Systems (DIMTS).

The main assignments to be carried out by the consortium are as follows:

  • The definition of technical parameters (SOD) for entire corridor of Delhi Merut  RRTS (rapid rail transit systems): gauge, tunnel dimensions, track structure, validation of traction power supply system, etc.;
  • Detail Design studies of 16 km of elevated viaduct, including foundations and superstructure, etc;
  • Preparation of tender documents;
  • Supervision of Geotechnical surveys;
  • Support during construction;

Egis is the lead contractor in the consortium and, in addition to the technical assignments divided up between the two partners, will be responsible for the general coordination and administration of the contract.

This contract constitutes an important opportunity for Egis, offering the group a foothold on the extremely promising market of Indian high speed, also allowing us to develop and diversify our transportation activities in this country.

This new project also consolidates our design production assets in the Delhi NCR region and acknowledges our active presence stretching back more than 20 years in this country, the Group's second most important country in terms of workforce, with 1,800 employees and many projects in the areas of railways, highways, buildings, ports and smart cities.