Bids invited for alignment design of Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru high speed rail corridor

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The National High Speed Rail Corporation of India (NHSRCL) has invited bids for carrying out preliminary route development (alignment and aerial design) for Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru high speed rail corridor, according to reports.

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  • Meanwhile, the Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru route is among 6 sections for high speed and semi-high speed corridors for which the tenders for route development have been called.
  • Earlier, a German expert delegation had carried out a technical feasibility study for running trains at high speeds of 300 kmph, it said.
  • “The work on preliminary route alignment, likely to be awarded by June, has a deadline of 6 months. The work on designing final alignment, including LiDAR aerial survey and related works, will have to be completed in 470 days after awarding of the contract,” Deccan Herald reported.
  • The Indian Railways has identified 6 sections for high speed and semi-high speed corridors, Railway Board Chairman Mr. Vinod Kumar Yadav said in January-end.
  • The 6 corridors include:
    • Delhi-Noida-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi (865 km)
    • Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad (886km)
    • Mumbai-Nashik-Nagpur (753 km)
    • Mumbai-Pune-Hyderabad (711 km)
    • Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore (435 km)
    • Delhi-Chandigarh-Ludhiana-Jalandhar-Amritsar (459 km)
  • A Detailed Project Report (DPR) on these sections will be ready within a year, he added.
  • The new corridors will join the under-construction Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor, he said.

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