Japanese consortium chosen to conduct India high-speed rail study

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    Japanese consortium chosen to conduct India high-speed rail study

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- India's Railway Ministry said Thursday it has selected a Japanese-led consortium to conduct a prefeasibility study for one of its six proposed high-speed rail corridors across the country.

    The contract for the prefeasibility study for one of the two southern corridors has been given to a consortium comprising Japan Railway Technical Service and Oriental Consultants Co., both based in Tokyo, and Parsons Brinckerhoff India, a spokesman for the ministry said.

    The consortium is expected to submit its report to the government in seven months, he said.

    The spokesman's confirmation came after Minister of State for Railways K.H. Muniyappa said Thursday in a written reply to a question in parliament that out of six corridors, consultants for four have been selected and studies are at various stages of progress.

    Muniyappa also noted that the Railways Ministry has also decided to set up a National High-Speed Rail Authority for planning, standard setting, implementing and monitoring of high-speed rail projects.

    (Mainichi Japan) December 9, 2011

    Japanese consortium chosen to conduct India high-speed rail study - The Mainichi Daily News
     
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    Ministry of Railways | 08-December, 2011


    The Ministry of Railways has selected six corridors for conducting prefeasibility studies to introduce high speed passenger trains in the country. Bids for all cases have been invited and many domestic as well as foreign firms have participated in them.

    These corridors are :

    (i)
    Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar (450 km approx.)
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    (ii) Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad (650 km approx.),
    (iii) Hyderabad-Dornakal-Vijaywada-Chennai(664 km approx.),
    (iv) Chennai-Bangalore-Coimbatore-Ernakulam-Thiruvananthapuram (850 km),
    (v) Howrah-Haldia (135 km approx.) and
    (vi) Delhi-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi-Patna (991 km approx.).



    Out of six corridors, consultants for four have been selected and studies are at various stages of progress. The Ministry of Railways has also decided to set up a National High Speed Rail Authority for planning, standard setting, implementing & monitoring of High Speed Rail Projects.

    This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K. H. Muniyappa in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
     
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    08 December 2011


    Indian Railways is planning to run high-speed passenger trains in six select rail corridors in the country. The railway ministry has invited bids from domestic as well as foreign firms for conducting prefeasibility studies for the project.

    The six corridors include:

    Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar (450 km),
    Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad (650 km),
    Hyderabad-Dornakal-Vijaywada-Chennai(664 km),
    Chennai-Bangalore-Coimbatore-Ernakulam-Thiruvananthapuram (850 km),
    Howrah-Haldia (135 km), and
    Delhi-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi-Patna (991 km).

    Out of the six corridors, consultants for four have been selected and studies are at various stages of progress, minister of state for railways K H Muniyappa informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today.

    The railway ministry has also decided to set up a National High Speed Rail Authority for planning, standard setting, implementing and monitoring of high-speed rail projects, the minister added.

    domain-b.com : Indian Railways plans 6 high-speed corridors for passenger trains
     
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    What are the four selected projects ?

    BTW why does everybody forget North East India..

    Coimbatore ..yaay..
     
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    There is one project in W.B.

    Difficult mountain terrain in N-E states. May be in Phase-II and beyond.
     

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