India’s National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Monday night invited tenders for preparing general arrangement drawings (GADs) to develop Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for 2365 km of new High-Speed Rail lines.
Details are a little sketchy right now as the tender’s basic scope doesn’t provide the exact corridors and the tender documents will become available to download later on Tuesday morning.
- Delhi – Amritsar High Speed Rail (approx. 459 km)
- Mumbai – Hyderabad High Speed Rail (approx. 711 km)
- Chennai – Mysuru High Speed Rail (approx. 435 km)
- Varanasi – Howrah High Speed Rail (approx. 760 km)
Scope: Preparation of General Arrangement Drawings (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 for Detailed Project Report (DPR) of various HSR Corridors (About 2365 kms long)
- Period of Work: 240 days
- Bid Submission End Date: 15-Apr-2021 03:00 PM
- Technical Bid Opening Date: 16-Apr-2021 03:00 PM
This GAD-related tender notice is significant as it’s the very last of 7 types of tenders for all new HSR lines. The other 6 tenders are related to surveys (data collection / utility identification), studies (traffic & ridership / SIA / EIA) and alignment design (LiDAR).
If you check out each line’s tender section linked below, you’ll notice all 6 others have either been awarded or are in the technical bid evaluation stage – just weeks away from being awarded.
Here’s a list of the winners or the current status for GAD preparation:
|Line||Contractor / Status|
|Delhi – Varanasi (865 km)||Translink Infrastructure Consultants Pvt. Ltd.|
|Delhi – Ahmedabad (886 km)||Aakar Abhinav Consultants Pvt. Ltd.|
|Mumbai – Nagpur (741 km)||Holtec Consulting Pvt. Ltd.|
|Delhi – Amritsar (459 km)||Bids Invited (this post!)|
|Mumbai – Hyderabad (711 km)||Bids Invited (this post!)|
|Chennai – Mysore (435 km)||Bids Invited (this post!)|
|Varanasi – Howrah (760 km)||Bids Invited (this post!)|
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