NCRTC has taken a pathbreaking step by entering into a first-of-its-kind agreement with DB India for the comprehensive Operation and Maintenance of the 82 km long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor for a period of 12 years.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Vinay Kumar Singh, MD, NCRTC said, “RRTS is a capital-intensive project, where long-term sustainability is paramount without compromising the safety and comfort of commuters. I am certain that, using the expertise and experience of our O&M partner combined with advanced technology adopted by NCRTC will bring in the predictability of long-term costs, managerial efficiencies, and entrepreneurial spirit of the private sector in providing quality services to the commuters. I truly believe that this pioneering initiative by NCRTC will lead to a paradigm shift in the entire sector and will make the sector cost effective and competitive, thereby realizing the dream of a New India of our Hon’ble Prime Minister.”
Deutsche Bahn Engineering and Consultancy India Pvt Ltd (DB India) is a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, National Railway Company of Germany.
This leapfrog initiative will undoubtedly pave the path for the transfer of knowledge, best international practices and managerial services that are available around the globe to the Indian metro and rail O&M industry.