Tuesday, August 3, 2010

High speed rail in Coimbatore...

In pursuance to the objective of introduction of High Speed Passenger Railway in India, Ministry of Railways, Government of India has decided to appoint Consultants to prepare Pre-Feasibility study report to evaluate the financial viability & technical feasibility of construction, maintenance and management of facilities on each of following High Speed Passenger Railway Corridors through Public Private Partnership (PPP), among other implementation formats:

a) Pune- Mumbai- Ahmedabad
b) Delhi- Chandigarh – Amritsar
c) Delhi – Agra-Luknow-Varanasi-Patna.
b) Haldia – Howrah.
c) Hyderabad – Dornakal – Vijayawada – Chennai.
d) Chennai -Bangalore - Coimbatore - Ernakulam

Pre-fasibility study for Pune- Mumbai- Ahmedabad section has already been completed. Pre-feasibility study for Delhi- Chandigarh – Amritsar corridor is under finalisation.

The feasibility study for Pune- Mumbai- Ahmedabad section was recently carried out with the help of technical experts of two european firms, Systra of France and Italferr of Italy. Rail India Technology and Engineering Services (RITES) cooperated with these two firms during the feasibility study

IRCON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED intends to select the Consultant through an International competitive bidding process. No bidder can be selected for more than two of the previously specified corridors.

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