Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor – Information, Route Map, Fares, 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.

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)

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 Contracts

Contract Contractor
Feasibility Study Report Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers and Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
General Consultant EOI Invited in July 2020 and 14 applications received in September 2020

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