RVNL Emerges as Successful Bidder for Rs.1088 Cr contract of HORC Project

The 4.7 km tunnel section will be part of Haryana's first semi-high-speed rail line and will consist of twin tunnels through the Aravalis, from chainage km 24.880 to km 29.580 near Sohna's Roz-Ka-Meo Industrial Area.

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Gurugram (Metro Rail News): Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. has been announced as the successful bidder to construct Package C-4 of the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) project. The 4.7 km tunnel section will be part of Haryana’s first semi-high-speed rail line, built by the Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (HRIDC). It will consist of twin tunnels through the Aravalis, from chainage km 24.880 to km 29.580 near Sohna’s Roz-Ka-Meo Industrial Area. The construction of this tunnel will be carried out using the New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM) and cut & cover method, with additional work including the installation of ballastless track, commissioning of electrical services, and construction of minor bridges.

HRIDC invited tenders for this section’s construction in November 2022 with a completion deadline of 971 days (2.66 years). Six bidders submitted technical bids, with Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. emerging as the lowest bidder with bid of 1088.49 cr. The other bidders include IRCON International Ltd., Gawar Construction Ltd., Dilip Buildcon Ltd., ITD Cementation India Ltd., and APCO Infratech Ltd.

The scope of the contract includes the design and construction of the twin tunnel, installation of ballastless track, commissioning of electrical services, and construction of embankment, bridges, and other miscellaneous works.

KEC Buildcon Private Limited had been awarded the first civil contract (Package C1) for the construction of 5.9 Km priority section (Manesar-Patli station) HORC project in May 2022. The foundation stone of Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor was laid by Union Home minister Amit Shah in October 2022.

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