6 firms have bid to construct 4.7 km tunneling Package C-4 of the 121.7 km Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) project after Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (HRIDC) opened technical bids on Friday.
This section of Haryana’s first semi high-speed rail line will consist of twin tunnels through the Aravalis, between chainage km 24.880 to km 29.580 near Sohna’s Roz-Ka-Meo Industrial Area. This is right next to an under construction tunnel for the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) project.
Construction on the roughly 1 km long tunnel will be carried out using the New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM) and cut & cover method. Additional work in the contract’s scope includes installation of ballastless track, commissioning electrical services and construction of minor bridges.
HRIDC had invited tenders for this section’s construction in November 2022 with a 971 day (2.66 year) completion deadline and an undisclosed estimate.
- APCO Infratech Ltd.
- Dilip Buildcon Ltd.
- Gawar Construction Ltd.
- IRCON International Ltd.
- ITD Cementation India Ltd.
- Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd.
Brief Scope of C-4: Composite Contract package in connection with New BG Railway Line of HORC project for:
(i) Design & Construction of Twin Tunnel using NATM and Cut & Cover method from km 24.880 to km 29.580;
(ii) Design & Installation of Ballastless Track (excluding supply of rails) from km 24.856 to km 29.680;
(iii) Detailed Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of General Electrical Services including Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of 11kV HT/LT Power and Control Cable Network, GIS Substation (11/0.433) kVA, Tunnel lighting system, etc. from km 24.880 to km 29.680;
(iv) Design & Construction of Embankment, Bridges and other miscellaneous works from km 12.00 to km 18.00.
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.
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 C-1 Priority Section (Manesar – Patli Station). Back in January, they received 7 bids for 25.92 km Package C-23 (Dhulawat – New Patli Station).
A list of all packages (civil & system) and their status/contractors can be viewed here.
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