Aarvee Associates – GSL Associates JV on Friday emerged as the lowest bidder to prepare the final alignment design through an aerial LiDAR survey for the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the 435 km Chennai – Bengaluru – Mysuru High Speed Rail project in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
LiDAR survey is a helicopter-based laser surveying technique for rapid and accurate collection of topographic data, and similar surveying works commenced in December for the 865 km Delhi – Varanasi High Speed Rail (DVHSR Bullet Train) corridor’s alignment.
India’s National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) invited bids for this service on January 9 with a completion period of 150 days and estimated cost of Rs. 10.20 crore. Technical bids were opened on February 1 to reveal 4 bidders.
Financial Bid Values:
|Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers Consultants Pvt. Ltd. – GSL Associates Pvt. Ltd.||8.64 crore|
|RITES Ltd. (likely in a JV with Geokno India Pvt. Ltd.)||8.67 crore|
|SECON Private Ltd.||8.75 crore|
|Monarch Surveyors and Engineering Consultants. Pvt. Ltd.||8.97 crore|
Brief Scope: Final Alignment design including Aerial LiDAR survey and other related works for Chennai-Mysore High Speed Rail Corridor
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.
Financial bids for the Chennai – Mysuru HSR line’s social impact assessment (SIA) works are going to be opened soon. I won’t write about it, but will update the information page’s contractor list when the winner is revealed.
In other news, NHSRCL today signed a formal contract with Larsen & Toubro – IHI Infrastructure Systems Consortium to fabricate and transport 28 steel truss bridges on the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project. Financial bids for that were opened in December 2020 and a LoA was issued in January 25.
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