Bids invited for Chennai-Mysuru bullet train project survey
The Indian Railways has invited bids for a detailed project report for the proposed Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai high-speed rail project connecting Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) has issued the tender, and it is to be submitted by January 12. As per the tender, the contractor has to survey, identify overheads and underground utilities and detect power sourcing options for the substation.
Travel time between Mysuru and Chennai is expected to be two and a half hours after completion of the project. At the moment, travel time is seven hours via the Shatabdi express, which is the fastest train on the route. The trains will have stoppages in Mandya, Channapatna, Bengaluru, Bangarapet, Chittoor, Poonamallee, and Arakkonam.
Given the budgetary allocation of the project, the tenders for civil works will likely be issued by April 2021.
This Mysuru-Chennai route is one of the six such high-speed rail projects proposed by the Indian Railways.