India’s National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) today invited tenders (bids) for the first dedicated preparatory survey work to develop the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the upcoming 450 km Chennai – Bengaluru – Mysuru High Speed Rail project in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
This is the final of six new high speed rail corridors, planned by the Government of India in 2019, for which basic preliminary work has commenced to start construction on the project. Others already in the preparatory stage include the 865 km Delhi – Varanasi line, 886 km Delhi – Ahmedabad line, 741 km Mumbai – Nagpur line, and 465 km Delhi – Amritsar line, 767 km Mumbai – Pune – Hyderabad line.
Scope: Survey, Identification of Overhead, Over Ground, Underground Utilities and Identification of Power Sourcing Options for substations Along the Proposed CHENNAI-BENGALURU-MYSURU (CBM) High Speed Rail Corridor
- Period of Work: 98 days
- Bid Submission Deadline: 12-Jan-2021 at 03:00 PM
- Technical Bid Opening Date: 13-Jan-2021 at 03:30 PM
This is the first dedicated tender notice for this line. Earlier this month, NHSRCL invited bids for two other survey & study related works – encompassing 2365 km of lines – which includes work for this line.
The 9 stations proposed on the Chennai – Mysuru line are planned to be built at Chennai, Poonamallee, Arakkonam, Chittor, Bangarapet, Bengaluru, Chennapatna, Mandya and Mysuru.
The document mentions one of the line’s train depots will come up at chainage 25.700, which would place it at or near Poonamallee.
|Tentative Station Name||Chainage in KM|
If the other new lines’ development is anything to go by, then in the coming days NHSRCL will invite bids for the following tenders:
- Preparation of Detailed Social Impact (SIA), Resettlement Action Plan (RAP)
- Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
- Preparation of Final Alignment Design including LiDAR survey
- Preparation of GADs of Crossing Bridges over Rivers Canals Railways and Roads Expressway NH SH and Major District Roads and GADs of proposed Stations and Maintenance Depots
This is the second HSR line planned in South India and is expected to cut down the travel time between Chennai and Mysuru to less than 2.5 hours.
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