December 31 Update: Translink has received a LOA contract from NHSRCL
December 21 Original Post: Translink Infrastructure Consultants today emerged as the lowest bidder to prepare general arrangement drawings (GADs) for developing Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for 2365 km of new High-Speed Rail lines in India.
This contract relates to the following 4 proposed high speed rail lines for which various surveying works are currently underway:
- 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)
NHSRCL invited bids for this low-value package in mid-March 2021 with a 240 day period of completion deadline. Technical bids were opened in June to reveal 25 bidders. During evaluation, 3 firms were disqualified – Dynamic Projects, aXYKno Capital Services and CE Testing Company.
Financial Bid Values (lowest 5)
|Firm||Bid (Rs. Lakhs)|
|Highway Engineering Magnitude Consortium||73.77|
|Technical Consultancy Services||98.70|
Brief 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)
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).
This is Translink’s second win. Here’s a list of all winners for GAD preparation of new HSR lines:
|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)||Translink is lowest bidder (this post!)|
|Mumbai – Hyderabad (711 km)||Translink is lowest bidder (this post!)|
|Chennai – Mysore (435 km)||Translink is lowest bidder (this post!)|
|Varanasi – Howrah (760 km)||Translink is lowest bidder (this post!)|