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8 Bidders for Chennai – Mysuru HSR’s Power Sourcing Survey


8 small firms today submitted bids for the first dedicated survey-work tender to help develop a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the upcoming 450 km Chennai – Bengaluru – Mysuru High Speed Rail project in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

India’s National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) had invited bids for this work in December, which involves surveying and identifying power souring options, with a 98 day completion period.


  • Apeco Infrastructure India Pvt. Ltd.
  • ARK Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • GPS Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Imagis Engineering Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • MNEC Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sarathi Engineers
  • Sakura Geoinformation Software Research Pvt. Ltd.
  • Subudhi Technoengineers Pvt Ltd.

Tender Reference: NHSRCL/BRC/DPR/2020/46

Scope: Survey, Identification of Overhead, Over Ground, Underground Utilities and Identification of Power Sourcing Options for substations Along the Proposed CHENNAI-BENGALURU-MYSURU (CBM) High Speed Rail Corridor

The 9 stations proposed on the Chennai – Mysuru line are planned to be built at Chennai, Poonamallee, Arakkonam, Chittor, Bangarapet, Bengaluru, Chennapatna, Mandya and Mysuru.

Indicative route map included in NHSRCL’s tender documents’ last page with city names embedded by me

The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which can take up to a month to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor for this service.

As shared earlier, one of the train depots has been planned to come up at chainage 25.700, which would place it at or near Poonamallee.

Tentative Station Name Chainage in KM
Chennai 0.000
Poonamalle 29.050
Arakkonam 76.150
Chittor 142.375
Bangarapet 256.250
Bengaluru 320.100
Chennapatna 377.700
Mandya 417.900
Mysuru 449.295

Back in December, NHSRCL invited bids for two other survey & study related works – encompassing 2365 km of lines – which includes work for this line. Earlier in January, they invited bids for its LiDAR-based alignment design and Social Impact Assessment (SIA) Report preparation.

Here’s a simple table displaying all tenders’ status:

Contract Status
Data Collection and Associated Survey Work for DPR 4 firms submitted bids on December 30
Carrying Out Ridership Study (Traffic Study) Bids Invited December 2020; Technical Bid Opening on January 15
Preparation of GADs (General Alignment Drawings) Tender Notice Pending
Final Alignment Design including Aerial LiDAR Survey Bids Invited January 9 ; Technical Bid Opening on Feb 1
Survey, Identification of Overhead, Over Ground, Underground Utilities And Identification Of Power Sourcing Options for Substations Technical Bids Opened Today (this post!)
Detailed Social Impact Assessment (SIA) Report and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Bids Invited January 8 ; Technical Bid Opening on January 30
Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Report Tender Notice Pending

This table is also visible on the information page for this line. This past weekend, I setup a quick snapshot page for all HSR lines – do check it out and let me know if I should modify or add additional information.

For more updates, check out the High Speed Rail section of The Metro Rail Guy!



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