25 Bidders for 2365 KM of High Speed Rail Lines’ GAD Preparation

India’s National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on June 15 received 25 bids to prepare general arrangement drawings (GADs) for developing Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for 2365 km of new High-Speed Rail lines.

This package relates to the following 4 proposed high speed rail lines for which various surveying works are currently underway:

NHSRCL invited bids for this package in mid-March with a 240 day period of completion deadline.


  • Arkitechno Consultants
  • Artefact Projects
  • aXYKno Capital Services
  • Balaji Railroad Systems
  • CE Testing Company
  • Chaitanya Projects Consultancy
  • Cos Consultancy Services
  • Delf Consulting Engineers India
  • Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMMTS)
  • Dynamic Projects
  • Fortress Infracon
  • Geo Designs and Research
  • Holtec Consulting
  • Lion Engineering Consultants
  • Aakar Abhinav Consultants
  • Highway Engineering Magnitude Consortium
  • Park Projects Consultancy
  • SATRA Services and Solutions
  • Spectrum Techno Consultants
  • Technical Consultancy Services
  • Tractebel Engineering
  • Translink Infrastructure
  • Voyants Solutions

Contract: NHSRCL/CO/CA/GAD/2021/06

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)

Indicative alignment of high Speed Rail lines planned by the Government of India (see list of HSR projects)

The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor.

As shared earlier – this GAD-related package is significant as it’s the very last of 7 packages for preparing DPRs of 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).

Here’s a list of the winners or the current status for GAD preparation:

LineContractor / 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)Technical Bid Evaluation (this post!)
Mumbai – Hyderabad (711 km)Technical Bid Evaluation (this post!)
Chennai – Mysore (435 km)Technical Bid Evaluation (this post!)
Varanasi – Howrah (760 km)Technical Bid Evaluation (this post!)

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4 Responses to "25 Bidders for 2365 KM of High Speed Rail Lines’ GAD Preparation"

  1. Anirudh Kulkarni says:

    Bro, According to you when will LiDar Survey on Chennai – Mysore High Speed Rail start ? Also when can we expect DPR for Delhi-Varanasi High Speed Rail ??

    • TMRG says:

      1. Have asked a contact about this. Aarvee-GSL was lowest bidder in February, so I guess it’s around the corner after requisite security approvals.

      2. No sooner than mid 2022 and that’s only if they decide to make it public.

  2. Kambu infratech pvt Ltd says:

    Kambu infratech Pvt Ltd
    Works Type :-Highway and Structure, Railway, Building,Etc

  3. Sanket says:

    Welcome back!
    With the MAHSR being still blocked, will be interesting to see if the govt actually moves in multiple fronts..


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