S.T. Electrical bags contract for electrical works for Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor

The Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HRIDC) has recently issued LoA to M/s S.T. Electrical Pvt Ltd for the work of “Shifting/Modification of overhead electrical crossings LT/HT upto 33 KV by underground cables, including supply, installation and testing along with removal of other electrical infringement/utilities in connection with proposed Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) from Pirthala to Manesar.

  • Tender No: HRIDC/HORC/Utility/PTM/183/2021
  • Completion period: 18 months
  • Contract Value: Rs. 9.45 crores

About HRIDC:

  • Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HRIDC) was incorporated on 22nd August 2017 as a Joint Venture between the Government of Haryana and the Ministry of Railways with equity participation of 51% and 49% respectively. The company has been set up by the Ministry of Railways (MOR) with the Governmentof Haryana (GoH) with the mandate to undertake railway projects for development, study, arranging finance, execution of projects, and boost the rail  infrastructure in the state of Haryana on the principle of cooperative federalism. (HRIDC website:www.hridc.co.in)
  • As per its mandate, HRIDC has developed the iconic project named as ‘Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC)’ from Palwal to Sonipat via Sohna, Manesar, Kharkhoda bypassing Delhi.
  • The Project received approval from the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), Government of India on 15.09.2020.
  • HRIDC is the implementing agency for the HORC project.

About Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Project:

  • Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) Project is a proposed Greenfield Electrified Broad-Gauge Double Rail Line Project between Harsana Kalan (Sonipat) and Palwal bypassing Delhi area and connecting toDedicated Freight Corridor(DFC) network at Pirthala.
  • The total route length is 122 Km (144 Km including connectivity).
  • HORC will have suitable connectivity to the existing Palwal station of the Indian Railways and proposed Pirthala Yard of DFCnetwork.
  • HORC will have connectivity  with the existing major routes of Indian Railways at Palwal (Delhi-Mathura Section), Patli (Delhi-Rewari section), Sultanpur (Farukhnagar-Garhi Harsaru section), Asaudah (Delhi-Rohtak section), and Harsana Kalan (Delhi-Panipat Section). 
  • The major alignment of HORC is in close proximity to either DFC or Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway (KMP Expresswayor Western Peripheral Expressway).
  • HORC is planned as a High-Rise OHE section (with a speed potential of 160 Kmph and 25 Ton Axle load) for the operation of Double-Stack Containers as a feeder route for Western DFC.
  • HORC is designed to run both Freight and Passenger trains. The design capacity of the Project is 100 Million Tons (MT) annually each way.
  • A detailed traffic report prepared by HRIDC in consultation with Northern Railway has projected freight movement of 48 trains per day in the first year of the commissioning  of the Project and going up to 128 trains per day in the year 2052.
  • Additionally, 9 pairs of passenger trains have been projected in the first year and going upto15 pairs per day in the year 2052.

Source: HRIDC-Tender Update | Image Credit (representational): MoR