Four bidders for HSR survey work
Four engineering firms submitted bids for carrying out survey work to help develop individual Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for approximately 2365 km of new high-speed rail lines in India.
The 2365 km figure includes the following 4 lines:
Delhi-Amritsar High Speed Rail (approx. 459 km)
- Mumbai-Hyderabad High Speed Rail (approx. 711 km)
- Chennai-Mysuru High Speed Rail (approx. 435 km)
- Varanasi-Howrah High Speed Rail (approx. 760 km)
India’s National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has invited bids in the start of December, for this mega survey-package, along with another one that deals with traffic and ridership studies. The expected completion period is 180 days. The four bidders are:
Highway Engineering Magnitude Consortium
- Pioneer Infra Consultants
- Subudhi Techno Engineers
- TPF Engineering
After the completion of technical evaluation of the bids, expected to take a month, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who bid the lowest, and thus who the contractor for the service will be.
The bid submission deadline for the traffic (ridership) study tender for these four corridors was earlier scheduled on January 4, but has been pushed to January 14.
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