India: Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (AIIB-000352)

  • India
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Specific Location
Modipuram, Sarai Kale Khan
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  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Voting Date
Oct 1, 2020
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Government of India
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 3,949.70 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2023

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, "The proposed Project will connect Modipuram in Meerut to Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi through constructing an 82-km rail-based rapid transit system, with a design speed of 180 km per hour (km/ h) and an average speed of 100 km/h.

The Project components to be jointly cofinanced with Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) are:

Component A: Civil works (underground tunneling and stations, elevated viaduct and stations, and two depots)

Component B: Signaling and Telecommunication, Electrical works, and Traction

Other Project components to be financed by the Government of India, Government of Uttar Pradesh, and Government of Delhi (Governments) are detailed design consultants, General Consultant, and two elevated civil works packages. Further, rolling stock is also proposed to be financed by the Governments."

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

ADB US$ 1,549 million
apan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 3 million
Governments US$ 1,897.7 million


Contact Information
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Soon Sik Lee
Project Team Leader and Principal Investment Operations Specialist (Transport)
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Sharad Saxena
Mission Leader and Principal Transport Specialist
Asian Development Bank

Prasanna V. Salian
Deputy Secretary,
Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Republic of India

Implementing Agency
Rajiv Dutt
Senior Advisor
National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC)


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