Haridwar, India (Urban Transport News): The Uttarakhand Metro Rail, Infrastructure & Building Construction Corporation Ltd (UkMRC invites online proposals (Expression of Interest cum Request for Qualification) to shortlist private entities to bid as ‘concessionaire’ for the development of Personalised Rapid Transit (PRT) System in Haridwar city of Uttarakhand called “Haridwar Darshan” on PPP mode under Design, Built, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis. The technology of PRT proposed by Applicants must be already in passenger operation for a minimum 1 year and on a minimum stretch of 1.5 km
Development of Personalised Rapid Transit(PRT) System in Haridwar city of Uttarakhand called Haridwar Darshan under Design Built Finance Operate and Transfer (DBOFT) basis (PPP Model).
There is four PRT corridors have been proposed in Haridwar city. The PRT corridors are mainly on the Major roads of the city and are planning to be elevated within the Right of way (ROW) on the central verge of the roads.
Haridwar city of Uttarakhand state is situated 250 km from the national capital of New Delhi. Haridwar city can be comfortably reached by road, train and by air. The nearest airport is “Jolly Grant Airport” 37 Km from Haridwar city.
The city is situated on the right bank of the Ganga River, at the foothills of the Shivalik ranges. Haridwar is regarded as a Holy place for Hindus, hosting important religious events and serving as a gateway to several prominent places of worship- Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamnotri, Hemkund Sahib, Joshi Math etc. and major tourist attraction point- Flower Valley, Aulli, etc. People often visit Haridwar to perform ritualistic bath in Har Ki Pauri.
Today, the city is developing beyond its religious importance, with the fast-developing industrial estate of State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand (SIDCUL), the close by township of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited as well as its affiliated ancillaries.
As per the Haridwar Master plan, the total population in the Haridwar planning area in the year 2025 is expected to be 7.70 lakhs which includes the population living in the city, its suburbs, and adjoining villages.