India’s National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Friday invited bids for conducting a ridership (traffic) study and carrying out survey work to develop Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for 2365 km of new High-Speed Rail lines.
Both tender documents became available to download today (Saturday) at 10 and 11 am, and none of the basic notices specify the terminals or route of the new corridors. Update: Routes are listed at the bottom of the post.
Scope: Carrying out Ridership Study (Traffic Study) for DPR of Various HSR Corridors (Approx. 2365 kms long)
- Period of Work: 180 days
- Bid Submission End Date: 04-Jan-2021 03:00 PM
- Bid Opening Date: 05-Jan-2021 03:00 PM
Scope: Data Collection and Associated Survey Work for DPR of Various HSR Corridors (Approx. 2365 kms long)
- Period of Work: 180 days
- Bid Submission End Date: 29-Dec-2020 03:00 PM
- Bid Opening Date: 30-Dec-2020 03:00 PM
The 508 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train project is currently the only high-speed rail line in the civil construction tendering stage, with Larsen & Toubro gearing up to start construction work soon.
Out of the six new high speed rail corridors planned by the Government of India in 2019, tender notices for various pre-construction activities have been published for 5 lines and are pending for the Chennai – Mysore line.
More specifically, individual traffic study and data collection bids have been invited for 3 lines and are pending for another 3 – see table below.
Here’s a list of the winners (or the current status) for these 2 specific pre-construction activities:
|Line||Traffic Study||Data Collection / |
|Delhi – Varanasi (865 km)||Bid Notice Pending||Ceinsys Tech|
|Delhi – Ahmedabad (886 km)||T&T Consultants||Ceinsys Tech|
|Mumbai – Nagpur (741 km)||DIMMTS||Satra|
|Delhi – Amritsar (465 km)||Bid Notice Pending||Bid Notice Pending|
|Mumbai – Hyderabad (767 km)||Bid Notice Pending||Bid Notice Pending|
|Chennai – Mysore (450 km)||Bid Notice Pending||Bid Notice Pending|
Perhaps the traffic study and survey work for the Delhi – Amritsar, Mumbai – Hyderabad and Chennai – Mysore lines have been clubbed together into one big package? The numbers don’t quite add up though, so perhaps the 2365 km figure represents additional new lines outside of the six new corridors?
NHSRCL’s Twitter handle is quite active in sharing tender notices, so maybe we’ll get to hear something on it later today or in the coming week.
Update: Sham in the comments section points out that those 3 lines have indeed been clubbed together along with an additional 7th new 760 km Varanasi – Howrah high speed rail line (eastern extension of the Delhi – Varanasi line).
For more updates, check out the High Speed Rail section of The Metro Rail Guy!