Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor – Information, Route Map, Tenders & Updates

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Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) project is a 121.742 km proposed semi high-speed rail line connecting Harsana Kalan (Sonipat) and Asaoti (Palwal) in Haryana through 17 stations along the Kundli – Manesar – Palwal (KMP) / Western Peripheral Expressway with an estimated cost of Rs. 4,822.69 crore.

Passenger trains on this new broad gauge line will operate with a top speed of 160 kmph and provide connectivity via Sohna, Manesar and Kharkoda through 14 new and 3 existing stations. Freight trains will link major logistic hubs and will adopt the Dedicated Freight Corridor standard for freight movement.

This new rail corridor aims to bypass Delhi and provide interchange connectivity 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 106.5 km Delhi – SNB RRTS Line at Panchgaon.

Rolling stock and related services will be provided and operated by the Indian Railways.

The project received an in-principle approval from the Haryana government government in December 2018, and will be executed by the Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation (HRIDC) and is planned to be financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) through a $400 million loan.

In 2021, RITES – SMEC JV was appointed as Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor’s General Consultant.

System Specifications

  • Top Speed: 160 kmph
  • Average Speed: 120 kmph
  • Track Gauge: Broad Gauge – 1,676 mm
  • Traction: 25 KV AC overhead catenary (OHE)

Key Figures

  • Operational: 0 km
  • Under Construction: 0 km
  • Approved: 0 km
  • Proposed: 121.742 km (+ 20 km spur/link lines)
  • Estimated Project Cost: 4,822.69 crore (as of April 15, 2020)
  • Deadline: Not Announced

Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Route Information

  • Length: 121.742 km
  • Type: At-Grade (primarily) & elevated
  • New Stations: not announced, but expected at Tarakpur, Asoada, Mandhoti, Badli, Sultanpur, Patli, Manesar, Panchgaon, Chandla Dungerwas and IMT Sohna.
  • Existing Stations: Asaoti, Pirthala Yard and Harsana Kalan
  • Interchanges: Asaoti (on Delhi-Mathura Line), Patli (Delhi-Rewari Line), Asaudha (Delhi-Rohtak Line), Harsana Kalan (Delhi-Ambala Line) and Pirthala (DFC network)

Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Route Map

Note: Alignment is still under finalization. The alignment shown below is indicative and official line color hasn’t been set.

An official PDF route map of the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor will be added here when available.

Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Tenders

Latest HRIDC Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor tender notices can be viewed on HRIDC’s website. News on these notices, their bidders, awarded tenders and contracts will be covered in further detail on the news & construction page.

Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Tenders and Contracts

ContractContractor / Status
Feasibility Study Report and Detailed Project Report (DPR)Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers and Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
GC: HORC’s General ConsultantRITES – SMEC JV
GT-01: Geotechnical InvestigationTechpro Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
TPC-01: Third Party Consultancy for checking of Detailed Design and Drawings of Twin NATM and Cut and Cover Tunnels from 24850m to 29580m.PINI Group
Package C1 Priority Section (5.9 km): Design & Construction from Km 49.7 to Km 55.6 from proposed Manesar Station of HORC to existing Patli Railway Station of IR NetworkKCC Buildcon
Package C2: Composite Works Contract Civil, OHE and General Electrical Services and S and T on EPC basisTender cancelled in September 2022
Package C4 (4.7 km): Design & Construction of Twin Tunnel using NATM and Cut & Cover method from km 24.880 to km 29.580Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL)
Package C5 (21.14 km): Design & Construction of HORC project between stations Pirthla and Dhulawat stationsDilip Buildcon (DBL) is lowest bidder
Package C6 (64.53 km): : Design and Construction of Civil Works from km 61.50 to km 126.03 between HORC station New Patli and IR station Harsana Kalan and connectivities from Badsa Station of HORC to existing IR Sultanpur station and Mandothi station of HORC to existing IR Asaudah StationBidding Underway
Package C23 (26.02 km): Design and Construction of Civil Works (Earthwork, Bridges, Station Buildings, Retaining Walls and other miscellaneous Works) from km 29.58 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 stationPNC Infratech

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