PK Engineers Win 2365 KM High Speed Rail Projects’ Ridership Study

May 27 Update: UMTC has been awarded this tender’s contract.

February 16 Original Post:

PK Engineers India today emerged as the lowest bidder for conducting ridership (traffic) studies to help develop individual Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for approx. 2365 km of new High-Speed Rail projects in India.

The 2365 km figure includes the following 4 lines:

India’s National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) had invited bids for this mega study-package, along with another one that deals with data collection & survey works, in early-December with a 180 day completion period. Technical bids were opened in January to reveal 4 bidders.

Financial Bid Values:

PK Engineers IndiaRs. 0.85 crore
Urban Mass Transit Company (UMTC)Rs. 1.24 crore
Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System (DIMTS)Rs. 1.98 crore
RITESRs. 2.47 crore

Package: NHSRCL/CO/CA/TRAFFIC/2020/40

Scope: Carrying out Ridership Study (Traffic Study) for DPR of Various HSR Corridors (Approx. 2365 kms long)

High Speed Rail lines planned by the Government of India

I’ve never heard of PK Engineers, but per their website they specialize in traffic engineering.

Contractors for each piece of the DPR can be viewed at the bottom of the information pages setup for each line:

Scope for Ridership Study

Contractor should use suitable technology like Lidar based system/Camera based system for Vehicle count and other related activities defined in Employers requirement section. Contractor should submit necessary proof and output of above used system in addition to the list of deliverables given in Employers requirement section. Contractor to also submit documentary proof of conducting WTP Survey, as defined in Employers Requirement.

The scope of work of the Study has been divided into 2 stages, applicable separately for each corridor:

Stage-1: Secondary Data Collection

The available demographic, socio-economic and traffic / travel data for influence area of the corridor will be collected.

Stage-2: Primary Data Collection

A number of traffic surveys will be carried out within the influence area of the Corridor for assessing the present traffic characteristics. The survey locations and survey pro- forma will be finalized in consultation with NHSRCL. The primary and secondary survey data collected from previous studies carried out in the cities and locations in the influence of the proposed HSR Route will be utilized suitably.

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4 Responses to "PK Engineers Win 2365 KM High Speed Rail Projects’ Ridership Study"

  1. U says:

    Will trains run continuously between Delhi-Howrah or between Delhi-Varanasi & Varanasi-Howrah separately

    • TMRG says:

      Remains to be seen, but I believe trains will likely run end to end as it’s essentially one line.

      Travelers between Delhi-Howrah will prefer the aerial route and NHSRCL knows that. Demand will be most for the middle sections.

      • Clevin Gomes says:

        Yeah, but in China. Beijing-Shanghai HSR is more popular even it is almost 1100 kms away.while airtravel takes 2 hrs and Bullet Train takes 4hrs. But still most of people prefer Bullet train since it reduce overall travel time.

  2. kapil says:

    Should they not run the delhi amritsar line via dehradun/paonta sahib/baddi..then onward to chandigarh-ludhiana-amritsar… would add maybe 20 mins delhi amritsar, btu bring a lo more traffic into its ambit


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