April 22, 2022 Update: KCC Buildcon is lowest bidder – see details.
January 28, 2022 Original Post: 8 construction firms have bid for the 5.9 km C1 Priority Section of the 121.742 km Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) project after Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (HRIDC) opened technical bids last week.
The first section of this semi high-speed rail line project connects Manesar Station with the existing Patli Station on the Indian Railways’ network. It will run primarily at-grade with an elevated loop viaduct, over HORC’s main-line, connecting to Patli Station.
HRIDC invited tenders for the Priority Section’s construction in November 2021 with a 15 month completion period and undisclosed estimate.
- Apex Tarmac Pvt. Ltd.
- Creative Minerals India Pvt. Ltd.
- Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd.
- ISC Projects Pvt. Ltd.
- JMC Projects (India) Ltd.
- KCC Buildcon Pvt Ltd.
- M G Contractors Pvt Ltd.
- Shreeji Infrastructure India Pvt. Ltd.
Brief Scope: C-1: Priority Section – Construction of Earthwork, Bridges, Station Buildings, Retaining Walls and other miscellaneous Works in connection with laying of New BG Double Railway line of HORC Project from Km 49.7 to Km 55.6 and its connectivity (new BG single line) from proposed Manesar Station of HORC to existing Patli Railway Station of IR Network
The bids have now been sent for technical bid 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.
Trains on this new rail corridor will run at a top speed of 160 kmph and eventually provide connectivity through 17 stations along the Kundli – Manesar – Palwal (KMP / WPE) Expressway – view project details.
Along the way, the interchange facilities will be provided with the Indian Railways’ main radial routes (eg. Delhi – Rohtak, Delhi – Ambala), the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) at Pirthala (near Palwal), major logistic hubs and the 164 km Delhi – SNB – Alwar RRTS Line at Panchgaon.
Tender notices are currently pending for the rest of the project’s construction and systems work. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in June 2020 cleared a loan concept to lend $400 million for its development and an official approval from its board is still pending.
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