IRCON invites bids for supply of Tunnel Communication system in Tunnel Environment on Dharam-Banihal section of USBRL Project

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Ircon International Limited on behalf of Northern Railway has invited from bidders meeting the qualifying requirements for the work of “ Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Tunnel Communication system consisting of Emergency Call & Service Telephone, CCTV, Tunnel Radio and PA System in Tunnel Environment on Dharam-Banihal section of Jammu Kashmir Rail Link Project under Ferozepur division of Northern Railway.

  • Tender Reference Number: IRCON/1014/TUNNELCOMM
  • Estimated Cost of the Work: INR 194.3 Crores
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 30-Jun-2021
  • Document Download / Sale End Date: 26-Jul-2021
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 20-Jul-2021
  • Bid Submission End Date: 26-Jul-2021
  • Bid Opening Date: 27-Jul-2021

Scope of Work:

Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of complete Tunnel communication system consisting of Emergency Call & Service Telephone, CCTV, Tunnel Radio and PA System in Tunnel Environment on Dharam – Banihal section of USBRL Project under Ferozepur division of Northern Railway.

Website https://etenders.gov.in/eprocure/app may be referred for detailed terms and conditions of the bidding documents, which is available on line.

About the Project:

  • The USBRL (Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Rail Link) is a National project undertaken by the Indian Railways for construction of a broad-gauge railway line through the Himalayas with the aim of connecting the Kashmir region with rest of the country. 
  • The all-weather, comfortable, convenient and cost effective mass transportation system will be the catalyst for the overall development of the northernmost alpine region of the country. 
  • Construction of the first three phases of the project has been completed and the line is in operational use for running of trains between Baramulla-Banihal in Kashmir valley and Jammu-Udhampur-Katra in Jammu region. 
  • Work on the intervening 111 Km section Katra-Banihal, the most arduous and treacherous portion due to its geology and extensive riverine system replete with deep gorges is ongoing. 
  • There are several iconic bridges and tunnels coming up in this section. 
  • Most of the rail track is slated to be in tunnels or bridges in this section. 
  • In the absence of an effective surface transport system in this in-hospitable region, Railways had to first lay access roads to the tune of 205 Km to reach the construction sites.
  • Three agencies; IRCON, KRCL and Northern Railway with extensive experience in construction of rail lines are involved in this project. 
  • Many international agencies and premier Indian institutes like IIT Roorkee, IIT Delhi, DRDO and Geological Survey of India are providing expertise in planning and implementation. 
  • Several sets of tunnelling machineries and cranes have also been imported.

Source: IRCON-Tender | Image Credit (representational): MoR

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