India state seeks data acquisition for Krisha, Bhima rivers

The government of India’s Maharashtra State seeks bids for a real-time data acquisition system for the Krishna and Bhima river basins in Maharashtra. Bids are due October 18.

With funding from the World Bank, the Water Resources Department of the Government of Maharashtra recruited consultants in March to implement a decision support and flow forecasting system for the rivers. Krishna River has hydro projects including 240-MW Lower Jurala, 234-MW Priyadarshini Jurala, and 50-MW Nagarjunasagar Tail Pond in Andhra Pradesh State. Bhima River has hydro projects including 10.5-MW Sonna, 16-MW Kallur, and 16-MW Joladadagi in Karnataka State.

Maharashtra now seeks bids for supply, installation, testing, commissioning, and five years’ maintenance of a real-time data acquisition system consisting of automated 149 rainfall stations, 42 full climate stations, 34 river water level stations, 46 reservoir water level stations, eight gate opening measurements, and design and establishment of a data center at Pune.

Bidding documents in English may be obtained from the address below for 5,000 rupees (US$110) by direct deposit to Assistant Superintending Engineer, Hydrology Project Circle (Analysis), Nashik, Account No. 30889197478, State Bank of India, MERI Branch, Nashik 422004, IFS Code: SBIN0010376.

A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. September 24 at the office of Chief Engineer at the address below. Bids are due by 2 p.m. October 18.

For information, contact Superintending Engineer, Hydrology Project Circle (Analysis), Jalvidnyan Bhavan, Dindori Road, MERI Campus, Nashik, Maharashtra, India 422004; Tel/Fax: (91) 253-2533408; E-mail:; Internet:

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