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.
- 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.