7 firms have bid to construct 25.92 km Package C-23 of the 121.7 km Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) project after Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (HRIDC) opened technical bids on Tuesday.
This section of Haryana’s first semi high-speed rail line will connect Dhulawat (south of Sohna) with New Patli Station on an at-grade alignment. Besides minor bridges and station civil work on the main-line, the scope also includes construction of rail links from New Patli Station to the Indian Railways’ existing Patli and Sultanpur stations.
HRIDC had invited tenders for this section’s construction in November 2022 with a 910 day (2.5 year) completion deadline and undisclosed estimate.
- Afcons Infrastructure
- Gawar Construction
- GR Infraprojects (GRIL)
- IRCON International
- Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
- PNC Infratech Ltd.
- Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL)
Brief Scope of C-23: Design and Construction of Civil Works (Earthwork, Bridges, Station Buildings, Retaining Walls and other miscellaneous Works) from km 29.68 to km 49.70 & from km 55.60 to km 61.50 and its connectivities to IR network from New Patli to Patli station & New Patli to Sultanpur station including modifications/civil works at Sultanpur Station in connection with laying of New BG Double Railway line of HORC project
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.
HRIDC has so far awarded only 1 major civil contract, and that was to KCC Buildcon in May 2022 to construct the line’s 5.9 km C1 Priority Section (Manesar – Patli Station). Bidding is currently underway for Package C4 which includes constructing twin tunnels using NATM (see scope here) which to me is the most exciting section of the line.
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