Aarvee-GSL Wins Chennai-Mysuru HSR’s LiDAR & Alignment Design

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

Package: NHSRCL/CO/CA/LIDAR/2020/48

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.

Indicative route map included in NHSRCL’s tender documents’ last page with city names embedded by me

Prior to this Aarvee-GSL won similar LiDAR + alignment design contracts for the 886 km Delhi – Varanasi HSR line in August 2020 and the 450 km Delhi – Amritsar HSR line in January 2021.

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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28 Responses to "Aarvee-GSL Wins Chennai-Mysuru HSR’s LiDAR & Alignment Design"

  1. SR says:

    where in chennai will be the station?

  2. The Indian Railway Guy says:

    Looks like the line is almost bypassing Bengaluru, if the map is anything to go by. Hopefully the stations come up in close proximity to the metro stations.

    • TMRG says:

      Agreed! Yellow Line is under construction on Hosur Road as you might know, so if a HSR station is planned thereabouts, then it’ll definitely be in close proximity to a metro station.

  3. Vellore Citizen says:

    It’s missing Vellore which is the most important station in this route (Katpadi).
    They can consider a station closer to Vellore since it can help patients coming to CMC.

  4. CT Annamalai says:

    Why its not going via hosur or vellore.

  5. Pradeep says:

    Non stop Bengaluru

  6. Hemendra says:

    The Map is not aligned properly. As we know Chennai is slightly to the North of Banglore. In this map it appears to be south of Banglore.

  7. Pradeep says:

    Non stop koyambedu, Bengaluru & mysore

  8. Srinagesh says:

    As a matter of fact, the stations planned r by itself more.. if we r getting a high speed train, will it stop like a passenger train – let us not try to make it a closed project., by calling for stoppages or realignment for the benefit of all !

    The pricing may be little too high.

  9. Eswar says:

    Chennai to Mysore nhsrcl via Bangalore,chittoor 😍

  10. mohamed ishaq s n says:

    Hi is their any design vacancy refer me .my nm 8971460552

  11. Girish Reddyvari says:

    What is the expected completion date of final alignment design through an aerial LiDAR survey?

    When will the final alignment be published for chennai-mysore HSR?

  12. Girish Reddyvari says:

    Why there is no any update on Chennai-Mysore HSR for last 7 months? Can you please update on the status?


    Why there is no update on this project since 1.5 years?

  14. Girish Reddyvari says:

    Why there is no update on this project since 2 years?

  15. Indrajith says:

    Please inform TMRG
    Any new route map pdf of chennai mysore high speed rail corrider please inform…. And any updates


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