NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Growever Infra Pvt Ltd emerged as the lowest bidder for the work of the final Alignment design including the Aerial LiDAR survey and other related works for Varanasi-Howrah High-Speed Rail Corridor (about 760 kms. long).
Growever Infra Pvt Ltd quoted the price of INR 14.05 crore for the contract which was the lowest amongest the four bidders including Growever Infra.
LiDAR survey (Light Detection and Ranging) is a technique in which laser enabled equipment is mounted on a helicopter or plane to carry out ground survey. This technology gives accurate survey data and findings in less time.
Tender Reference Number – NHSRCL/CO/CA/LIDAR/2021/02
Name of Work – Final Alignment design including Aerial LiDAR survey and other related works for Varanasi-Howrah High Speed Rail Corridor (about 760 kms. long).
National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) had invited bids for this work on 20th January 2021 with a completion period of 150 days and estimated cost of INR 17.56 crore. Technical bids for the tender opened in March which revealed six bidders. Two bidders did not qualify the technical evaluation round. Financial bids opened on 9th April which reveal name of four bidders.
Financial bid values of four bidders are –
- SECON Private Limited – INR 16.59 crore
- Monarch Surveyors and Engineering Consultants. Pvt. Ltd – INR 17.04 crore
- RITES Limited – INR 16.29 crore
- Growever Infra Pvt Ltd – INR 14.05 crore
Aerial LiDAR survey has already started for the 865 km long Delhi-Varanasi High Speed Rail in January 2021 and also recently in March for the 741 km long Mumbai-Nagpur High Speed Rail.