The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) yesterday (Tuesday, 1st September 2020) invited Tenders for the 886 km long Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad high-speed corridor to prepare its detailed project report (DPR).
This corridor is among the eight high-speed networks that Indian Railways is planning across the country, one of which, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail (HSR), is under construction.
The tender for the project which was floated on Tuesday include preparation of drawings of crossing bridges over rivers, canals, railways and roads (Expressway, NH and SH and major district roads) and general arrangement drawings (GADs) of proposed stations and maintenance depots, carrying out ridership study (traffic study) and data collection and associated survey work for DPR of the corridor.
The DPR will study the feasibility of these routes which includes land availability, alignment and a study of the traffic potential there. Apart from the Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor, the other planned High Speed Corridors are:
- Delhi-Noida-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi (865 km),
- Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad (886 km),
- Mumbai-Nashik-Nagpur (753 km),
- Mumbai-Pune-Hyderabad (711 km),
- Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore (435 km) and
- Delhi-Chandigarh-Ludhiana-Jalandhar-Amritsar (459 km)
The NHSRCL has already started work for preparing a detailed project report (DPR) for the proposed Delhi-Varanasi HSR corridor. The 865 km long Delhi-Noida-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi rail corridor is one of the eight HSR passageways which will transform the Railways systems in the coming years with reducing the time duration of travel within a few major cities.
India’s bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, the first high-speed corridor, will be completed by December 2023. Ninety percent of land acquisition work for the bullet train project will be completed in the next six months.