MoR – Delhi-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi-Patna High Speed Rail Corridor – India - Project Profile
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The Ministry of Railways (MoR) is planning to undertake the Delhi-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi-Patna High Speed Rail Corridor project in India.
The project involves the construction of a 991km high speed rail link.
The project will include the construction of railway stations, signaling units, interchange sections, passage ways and other related infrastructure and the laying of rail tracks.
The project is planned to be implemented as Public Private Partnership (PPP) in order to reduce the timeline and cost variations.
Indian Railways Construction Company (IRCON) International Ltd, on behalf of India’s Ministry of Railways, has appointed Mott MacDonald Group Ltd to undertake the pre-feasibility study.
Mott MacDonald’s scope of work is to identify key issues for development of the project on a public-private partnership basis. This will include reviewing all technical aspects of the property and the corridor infrastructure development in relation to alignment with existing facilities as well as any environmental impacts and assessment of high speed rail technology.
The study will also involve analysis of operational and business requirements, ranging from forecasting preliminary service ridership figures, estimating capital required costs and benefits analysis and development of a planning and implementation schedule as well as an organizational structure for taking the project forward.
In October 2012, Indian Railways and RENFE-Operadora and ADIF (Spanish Railways Infrastructure Manager) of Spain have signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the project development.
Under this MoU, both the countries are to promote cooperation and information exchange in the areas of High Speed Railway, upgradation of speed of passenger trains on existing lines, improving safety of train operations, modernization of Rolling Stock, construction and maintenance technologies for fixed infrastructure – Track, Bridges, Tunnels, OHE, Power Supply Systems, Signalling and Telecommunications and other cooperation in railway related technology developments.
In December 2016, feasibility studies on the project completed.
Planning Authority: Ministry of Railways
Project Manager: National High Speed Rail Corporation
Pre-feasibility Study Consultant: Mott MacDonald Group Ltd
The project involves the construction of a 991km high speed rail link connecting New Delhi and Patna via Agra, Lucknow and Varanasi in India.
The US$4,000 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of railway stations
2. Construction of signaling units
3. Construction of interchange sections
4. Construction of passage ways
5. Construction of other related infrastructure
6. Laying of rail tracks
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