Egis India bags order for Social Impact Assessment /Resettlement Action Plan for Delhi-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor

The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has issued a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to M/s Egis India Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd. for Conducting Survey/Field Work & Preparation of detailed Social Impact Assessment (SIA)/Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for Delhi-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor (about 886 kms long)”.

  • Contract Package No.: NHSRCL/CO/CA/SIA/2020/21
  • Tender Security: INR 8,81,565
  • Completion period of the Work: 6 months
  • Awarded Value: INR 4.20 Crore

In September last year, the NHSRCL had invited online tender for the Contract No.:  NHSRCL/CO/CA/SIA/2020/21.

About the project:

  • The High Speed Rail (HSR) project apart from being a technological marvel, would afford many quantifiable benefits like saving in travel time, vehicle operation cost, reduction in pollution, job creation, reduction in accidents and enhanced safety.
  • The project would also boost the infrastructure and add to the growth of the economy.
  • HSR would be an integrated system having overall optimization of various components, viz. Hardware, Software, Human-ware, and their interface, etc.
  • NHSRCL is in the process of preparation of Detailed Project Report for new High speed rail corridors and present assignment is for Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad High Speed corridor (approx.886 kms) project.
  • Alignment of the proposed corridor is generally planned within and/or along the ROW of existing/planned Highway/Expressway and Railways land, keeping in view the speed and constructability requirements of the High- Speed Rail Project.
  • Expected RoW of the main line (excluding facilities) will be approx. 17.5 m ± 5 m depending on projects requirement.

Objective of Assignment:

  • The Contractor is required to prepare Social Impact Assessment (SIA)/ Rehabilitation Action Plan (RAP)/ Indigenous Population Plan and Land Acquisition Plan as per the World Bank social safeguard policy.
  • NHSRCL needs to realistically assess, plan for implementing measures to mitigate adverse social impacts associated with the HSR Corridor. In the preparatory stage.

For Delhi-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor, NHSRCL has awarded tenders for the following other contract Packages:

  • NHSRCL/CO/CA/LIDAR/2020/19: Name of Work: Final Alignment design including Aerial LiDAR survey and other related works for Delhi-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor (about 886 kms long).
  • NHSRCL/CO/CA/TRAFFIC/2020/26: Carrying out Ridership Study (Traffic Study) for Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad HSR Corridor (about 886 kms long)”.

About Egis India Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd.:

  • Egis is an international group with presence in over a 100 countries, offering engineering, project structuring and operations services. In engineering and consulting its sectors of activity include transport, urban development, building, industry, water, environment and energy.
  • In roads and airports its offer is enlarged to encompass project structuring, equity investment, turnkey systems delivery, operation and mobility services.
  • Employing 15,800 people, including 9,250 in engineering, the group generated a managed turnover of €1.22 billion in 2019.
  • Egis is arguably the top consultant in India offering grand building solutions to its clients with a stellar portfolio of projects covering the entire infrastructure landscape in the country. 
  • Egis was one of the first few global companies to realize the potential of India as a global economic hub. Started in 1995 as a foreign company and committed itself to India in 2005 by registering in India, the company has been ‘Making in India’ ever since by investing in bringing its global skills & technologies to India and training Indian employees to meet global standards.

Source: NHSRCL-Tender update