Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar High-Speed Rail: NHSRCL Floats Tender for DPR Prep Work. Route and Station Details Inside

Preparation of the Detailed Project Report for the Delhi-Chandigarh–Amritsar high-speed rail route is set to get underway. The National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) has floated a tender for survey work along the tentatively planned route.

The Delhii-Chandigarh-Amritsar high-speed rail corridor is expected to be approximately 465 kilometres in length. A unique feature of the line is the existence of a branch line to Chandigarh that will split from the main Delhi-Amritsar route at Sangrur.

The single-stage two-packet tender is for the work of surveying of the route to identify overhead, overground and underground utilities as well as to identify power availability options for the high-speed rail traction supply substations along the route.

A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for 28th October 2020 and the start date for submissions is 3rd November 2020. Last date for submissions is 9th November 2020 and tenders are to be opened on 10th November 2020.

Map, Proposed Stations and Chainage For Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar High-Speed Rail Route

The map below is only meant to depict the route and stations. It does not show the final alignment of the route or the location of the stations in any way.

Main Line StationsChainageInter Station Distance
Delhi0.0
Ashaudha32.732.7
Rohtak73.543.2
Jind12.036.9
Kaithal154.841.9
Sangrur222.568.6
Malerkotla255.732.5
Ludhiana298.842.8
Jalandar345.547.0
Amritsar421.276.3
Chandigarh Line Stations (starting from Sangrur)ChainageInter Station Distance
Sangrur222.5
Patiala251.128.6
Rajpura285.634.5
Chandigarh325.139.5
Source: NHSRCL

NHSRCL is in the process of preparing detailed project reports for several proposed high speed railway routes across India. These include the Delhi-Varanasi, Mumbai-Nagpur, Mumbai-Hyderabad, Varanasi-Howrah, Ahmedabad-Delhi and Chennai-Mysuru routes.

Timelines for execution and completion of these projects are not available yet as the projects have to go through several stages of approval after preparation of DPRs before forward movement can begin.

Work on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project has been dogged by land acquisition hurdles. The Chairman and CEO of the Railway Board has been reluctant to provide a clear timeline for completion of the project citing difficulties in the state of Maharashtra.

L&T recently bagged the almost 25,000 crore project for construction work on the C4 package of the line.

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  1. A ridiculously circuitous route for Chandigarh-Delhi or Chandigarh-Amritsar travel. It could have run parallel to the current Delhi-Kurukshetra-Ambala-Ludhiana route with an Ambala-Chandigarh branch

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