Chennai – Mysore High Speed Rail – Information, Route Map, Fares, Tenders & Updates

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Information

Chennai – Mysore High-Speed Rail (CBM Bullet Train) project is a 435 km proposed High Speed Rail line that will connect Chennai, Bangalore (Bengaluru) and Mysore (Mysuru) through 9 stations in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka at a project cost that is yet to be finalized.

This is the sixth of six new high speed rail corridors, planned by the Government of India in 2019, for which basic tendering activity commenced in December 2020 to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) towards starting construction work.

Key Figures

Operational: 0 km | Under Construction: 0 km | Proposed: 435 km

System Specifications

  • Maximum Speed: 350 kmph
  • Operational Speed: 320 kmph
  • Average Speed: 250 kmph
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435mm
  • Signalling: ETCS Level-2 of ERTMS
  • Train Capacity: 750 passengers
  • Traction: 25 KV AC overhead catenary (OHE)
  • Safety: Urgent Earthquake Detection and Alarm System (UrEDAS) for automatic breaking in case of an earthquake

Chennai – Mysore HSR Route Information

  • Length: 435 km
  • Type: Elevated, Underground & At-Grade
  • Number of Stations: 9
  • Station Names: Chennai, Poonamallee, Arakkonam, Chittor, Bangarapet, Bengaluru, Chennapatna, Mandya and Mysuru

Chennai – Mysore HSR Route Map

Route Description: The proposed Chennai – Mysore High Speed Rail Corridor is planned to run along major expressways, national highways, greenfield areas, and may pass through arterial roads of the intermediate city road network for high speed rail connectivity between different cities along the corridor.

Alignment and location of stations displayed below are purely indicative just to give an idea of how the line might look like.

An official PDF route map of the Chennai – Mysore HSR line will be added here when available.

Chennai – Mysore HSR Fares (Prices)

The fare structure is yet to be finalized but is expected to be 1.5 times the existing first class AC fare on the Indian Railways’ current service. The line’s official fare structure, prices and rules are expected to be finalized closer to the start of commercial operations.

Chennai – Mysore Tenders

Latest NHSRCL Chennai – Mysore High Speed Rail tender notices can be viewed on NHSRCL’s website. News on these notices, their bidders, awarded tenders and contracts are covered in further detail on the news & construction page.

Major Contractors

Contract Contractor
Data Collection and Associated Survey Work for DPR Highway Engineering Magnitude Consortium is lowest bidder among 4
Carrying Out Ridership Study (Traffic Study) PK Engineers is lowest bidder among 4
Preparation of GADs (General Alignment Drawings) 25 bids submitted
Final Alignment Design including Aerial LiDAR Survey Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers Consultants Pvt. Ltd. – GSL Associates Pvt. Ltd. is lowest bidder
Survey, Identification of Overhead, Over Ground, Underground Utilities And Identification Of Power Sourcing Options for Substations Subudhi Technoengineers Pvt. Ltd.
Detailed Social Impact Assessment (SIA) Report and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Overseas Min-Tech Consultant is lowest bidder
Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Report Overseas Min-Tech Consultant is lowest bidder

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