Delhi – Amritsar High Speed Rail – Information, Route Map, Fares, Tenders & Updates

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Information

Delhi – Amritsar High-Speed Rail (DAMHSR Bullet Train) project is a 465 km proposed High Speed Rail line that will connect Delhi, Chandigarh and Amritsar through 13 stations in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab at a project cost that is yet to be finalized.

This is the fourth of six new high speed rail corridors, planned by the Government of India in 2019, for which basic tendering activity commenced in October 2020 to start construction on the project.

Key Figures

Operational: 0 km | Under Construction: 0 km | Proposed: 465 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

Delhi – Amritsar HSR Route Information

  • Length: 465 km
  • Type: Elevated, Underground & At-Grade
  • Number of Stations: 13
  • Station Names: Delhi, Asaudha, Rohtak, Jind, Kaithal, Sangrur, Malerkotla, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar
  • Stations on Spur Line: Sangrur, Patiala, Rajpura and Chandigarh.

Delhi – Amritsar HSR Route Map

Route Description: The proposed Delhi Amritsar High Speed Rail Corridor will take a greenfield route through central Haryana and partially follow the Delhi – Amritsar – Katra Expressway’s alignment. It may pass through arterial roads of the intermediate cities’ road network for high speed rail connectivity.

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 Delhi – Amritsar HSR line will be added here when available.

Delhi – Amritsar 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.

Delhi – Amritsar HSR Tenders

Latest NHSRCL Delhi – Amritsar 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) 4 firms submitted bids on January 14
Survey, Identification of Overhead, Over Ground, Underground Utilities And Identification Of Power Sourcing Options for Substations APECO Infrastructure India Pvt. Ltd. is lowest bidder among 13 firms
Preparation of GADs (General Alignment Drawings) Tender Notice Pending
Final Alignment Design including Aerial LiDAR Survey Aarvee Associates – GSL is lowest bidder among 3
Survey & Field Work 2 bids received from Infer Development Consulting and Tila Consultants on Jan 14
Detailed Social Impact Assessment (SIA) Report and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Bidding Underway
Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Report 3 bids received
Enviro Infra, GPS Technologies and Overseas Min-Tech on Jan 8

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