RailTel invites EOI for commissioning of Integrated communication system for Tunnels on Katra-Dharam section of USBRL Project

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RailTel Corporation of India Ltd., (here after referred to as RailTel) has invited EOIs only from RailTel’s Empanelled Business Associates (BA’s) for the selection of suitable agency for the requirement of customer of RailTel (CoR) for “Design,  Supply, Installation, Wiring, Testing  & Commissioning of Integrated communication system VHF (Simplex) as per RDSO specification RDSO/SPN/TC/109/2019 with latest Amendment/Revision, for Tunnels with associated equipments inside tunnels and in between tunnel & adjacent stations for section covering Tunnels T8/9, T10, T1,T2/T2-E & T3 connectivity from Katra (SVDK) & Reasi stations, TunnelsT5/T5-E connectivity from Reasi &  Salal-A stations, Tunnels T6, T9, T10, T11 & T12 connectivity from Salal-A & Dugga stations, Tunnels T13/T13E connectivity from Dugga & Basindadhar stations, Tunnels  T14/14-E,T15/15-E & T40/41 connectivity from Basindadhar & Sangaldan station (including  Tunnels being executed  by IRCON in Basindadhar-Sangaldan section) on Katra-Dharam section in KRCL Jurisdiction of USBRL Project of Northern Railway.”

  • Tender Reference Number: RailTel/EOI/NR/BA/21-22/Business Delivery/RO/KRCL
  • Completion Period: 18 Months
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 05-Aug-2021
  • Document Download / Sale End Date: 07-Aug-2021
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 05-Aug-2021
  • Bid Submission End Date: 07-Aug-2021
  • Bid Opening Date: 07-Aug-2021

Description of the Project:

  • 290 Kms of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) Project is being constructed by Indian Railways as National Project in Jammu & Kashmir. 
  • The Railway Board, Government of India has entrusted the construction of part of Katra-Dharam Section of USBRL project to KRCL through Northern Railway. 
  • A Contract Agreement was executed between KRCL and Northern Railway on 9th August 2005.
  • KRCL is executing this project in terms of the above agreement on behalf of Northern Railway. 
  • The works are already in progress at various portions of the alignment. As a part of this project under the present tender, it is proposed to award the work.
  • “Expression of Interest for obtaining Offer from RailTel’s empaneled business partners meeting minimum eligibility criteria for the work of Design, Supply, Installation, Wiring, Testing & Commissioning of Integrated communication system VHF (Simplex) as per RDSO specification RDSO/SPN/TC/109/2019 with latest Amendment/Revision, for Tunnels with associated equipments inside tunnels and in between tunnel & adjacent stations for section covering Tunnels T8/9, T10, T1, T2/T2-E & T3 connectivity from Katra (SVDK) & Reasi stations, Tunnels T5/T5-E connectivity from Reasi & Salal-A stations, Tunnels T6, T9, T10, T11 & T12 connectivity from Salal-A & Dugga stations, Tunnels T13/T13- E connectivity from Dugga & Basindadhar stations, Tunnels T14/14-E, T15/15-E & T40/41 connectivity from Basindadhar & Sangaldan station (including Tunnels being executed by IRCON in Basindadhar-Sangaldan section) on Katra-Dharam section in KRCL Jurisdiction of USBRL Project of Northern Railway”.

Scope of work:

  • Provision of Radio Communication system (VHF) through leaky coaxial cable for Tunnels on Katra-Dharam Section (KRCL / RAILTEL jurisdiction) of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project in the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir’’.
  • The work involves “Design, Supply, Installation, Wiring, Testing & Commissioning of Integrated communication system VHF (Simplex) as per RDSO specification RDSO/SPN/TC/109/2019 with latest Amendment/Revision, for Tunnels with associated equipments inside tunnels and in between tunnel & adjacent stations for section covering Tunnels T8/9, T10, T1, T2/T2-E & T3 connectivity from Katra (SVDK) & Reasi stations, Tunnels T5/T5-E connectivity from Reasi & Salal-A stations, Tunnels T6, T9, T10, T11 & T12 connectivity from Salal-A & Dugga stations, Tunnels T13/T13-E connectivity from Dugga & Basindadhar stations, Tunnels T14/14-E, T15/15-E & T40/41 connectivity from Basindadhar & Sangaldan station (including Tunnels being executed by IRCON in Basindadhar-Sangaldan section) on Katra-Dharam section in KRCL / RAILTEL Jurisdiction of USBRL Project of Northern Railway . ”.
  • This work includes Supply of equipment as per schedule items, supply and fixing of various types of cables inside tunnel, erection of tower and installation of antenna over tower/Structure/Tunnel wall etc wherever required, as per specifications in tender documents and commissioning of complete system.
  • VHF Simplex are to be extended as per Railway Requirement in Tunnels for communication during maintenance and constructional blocks, communication in the train in between Guard & Driver, Emergency radio communication between driver, guard, station master & Cabin etc.
  • The system shall be so designed to be compatible for three categories of tunnels i.e. tunnels less than 500 meters per Bore, more than 500 meters to 5000 meters per Bore and tunnel more than 5000 meters length per Bore. 
  • When a tunnel length is less than 500 meters but is one of the clusters of many tunnels, this should be considered as length more than 500 meters and continued as the part of nearby tunnels of the cluster.
  • Accordingly, redundant master unit as per para 1.7 of RDSO specification is to be deployed for complete redundancy.
  • The leaky cable and equipment should be compatible for upgradation of VHF system for frequency bands for LocoTrol, GSM-R/LTE & TCAS communication as and when required by Railway.
  • OFC cable to be laid in existing Tray provided in Tunnels by re-opening the same and re-fixing after laying of cable.
  • Track crossing of cable wherever required with prior approval.
  • The contractor shall provide a Tunnel Radio System, which guarantees a complete radio Capability in the entire tunnel and in block section falling outside tunnels.
  • The complete Tunnel Radio System shall be as uniform as possible. Further, devices which are easy to expand and change shall be used. The different parts of the Tunnel Radio System shall be arranged by easy changeable, pluggable units with very accessible operator’s controls.
  • The section where work is to be executed is Katra- Dharam Section (From Katra station to Sangaldan station Km 24.8 to km 93.3) which has Five stations other than Katra Station (SVDK) viz., Reasi, Salal-A, Dugga, Basindadhar and Sangaldan.
  • The information and data stated and incorporated in the Tender documents elsewhere is for the general guidance only and may vary as a result of more detailed site investigation and construction drawings.
  • Any other incidental/ancillary works for successful completion of works and as directed by the Engineer-in-charge the cost shall be borne by contractor. Co- ordination with concerned State/Central Govt. authorities for shifting various existing utilities, if required. Submission of Videos and digital photographs of various work sites (both hard and soft copies).
  • The works(s) specified under this contract shall include all general works, compliance with all general/special conditions of contract, whether specifically mentioned or not, all materials, apparatus, plants, machinery, tools, fuel, water, power supply, strutting, timbering, scaffolding, formwork, shuttering and tackling problems of every description, transport, offices, stores, workshop, staff, labour and the provision of proper and sufficient protection works, diversion, temporary fencing, lighting and watching required for safety of the public and protection of the works and adjoining land, first aid equipment, sanitary, accommodation of the staff and workmen, the effecting and maintenance of all insurances, the payment of all wages, salaries, fees, royalties, duties or the other charges arising out of the erection of works and regular clearance of rubbish, clearing up and leaving site clean on completion.
  • The cost of all such items required for successful completion of the work and as described above shall be deemed to have been included in the rates given in the Schedule for various items and percentage rate quoted by contractor and nothing extra shall be payable.
  • The contractor shall facilitate and do all the necessary co-ordination/ liaising with WPC for obtaining WPC license for the work.

Tender Notice and link for Tender Document are available on RailTel’s website, CPP portal and e-Tendering portal https://ireps.gov.in for download.


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

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