CEG Test House wins Geotechnical Investigation contract for Delhi-Dharuhera RRTS Project

MRT Online Desk Posted on: 2024-04-19 16:40:00 Viewer: 924 Comments: 0 Country: India City: New Delhi

CEG Test House wins Geotechnical Investigation contract for Delhi-Dharuhera RRTS Project

New Delhi, India (Metro Rail Today): CEG Test House and Research Centre emerged as the frontrunner in securing the geotechnical soil investigation contract for the Delhi – Dharuhera Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project in Gurgaon. This crucial contract marks another milestone in the development of the 164 km Delhi – Alwar RRTS line, a pivotal initiative by the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) to enhance connectivity and ease travel within the region.

Originally envisioned to link Delhi's Sarai Kale Khan with SNB (Shahjahanpur – Neemrana – Behrod) in Rajasthan, the project's first phase has been modified to terminate at Dharuhera in Haryana. Covering a distance of 70.72 km and comprising 13 stations, the revised alignment reflects strategic adjustments to optimize efficiency and address evolving transportation needs.

The realignment of the RRTS line entails significant changes in station locations and route configurations. Instead of traversing old Gurgaon, the line will now follow National Highway 48 (NH-48), with key stations including Cyber City (underground), IFFCO Chowk (elevated), Rajiv Chowk (underground), and Hero Honda Chowk (underground). This shift aligns to enhance connectivity along major transportation arteries and cater to the burgeoning demand for efficient urban transit solutions.

The geotechnical investigation contract awarded to CEG Test House and Research Centre underscores the critical importance of understanding the soil profile along the revised alignment. This comprehensive study will extend from Aerocity to Kherki Daula along NH-48 and encompass the site of the train maintenance depot at Dharuhera. By conducting detailed assessments of soil conditions, the appointed contractor will facilitate informed decision-making in subsequent construction phases.

NCRTC's procurement process for this contract commenced in January 2024, with a stipulated deadline of 180 days. The estimated value of the contract, reportedly around ₹2.98 crore, reflects the significant investment in ensuring the project's technical integrity and long-term viability. Following the opening of technical and financial bids, CEG Test House and Research Centre emerged as the lowest bidder, presenting a competitive bid of ₹2.20 crore, approximately 26.10% lower than NCRTC's estimate. Here are the financial positions of each bidder:-

  • CEG Test House and Research Centre: ₹2.20 crore
  • Cengrs Geotechnica: ₹2.53 crore
  • Geomarine Dynamics India: ₹3.11 crore
  • Highway Engineering Magnitude Consortium: ₹2.55 crore
  • SKP Projects: ₹3.35 crore

CEG's successful bid represents their third win for the Delhi–Alwar RRTS line, reaffirming their expertise and commitment to delivering quality solutions for infrastructure projects. The findings from their geotechnical investigation will be integral to informing civil construction tender documents, enabling infrastructure companies to optimize resource allocation and adopt appropriate construction methodologies.

NCRTC's emphasis on rigorous geotechnical investigations underscores its dedication to ensuring the safety, stability, and longevity of the RRTS infrastructure. With a track record of prudent planning and strategic collaboration, NCRTC continues to advance toward realizing its vision of a modern, integrated transportation network serving the dynamic needs of the National Capital Region.


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