Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) today invited tenders for completing the balance / pending work on the 21.386 km Pink Line’s 7.501 km elevated section between Dairy Circle Ramp and Kalena Agrahara.
This section’s Rs. 578.70 crore contract under the 73.92 km Phase 2 project was originally awarded to Simplex Infrastructures in September 2017 with a 27 month deadline. The contract was finally terminated in February 2021 for poor progress on key performance indicators over a period of at least 15 months.
Tender: BMRCL/Phase-2/Reach -6/Elevated/Via&Stn/RC/2021/75
Brief Scope: Construction of Elevated Structures (Viaduct & Stations) of length 7.50 Km (approx.) from Gottigere to Swagath Road Cross (Chainage 00.00m to 7501.818m) including Kothanur Depot entry line, road widening & allied works and 5 numbers of metro stations viz. Gottigere, Hulimavi, IIMB, JP Nagar 4th Phase, Swagath Road Cross in Reach-6 line of Bangalore Metro Rail Project, Phase-2 (Balance Works)
- Estimate: Rs. 339.21 crore
- Bid Submission End Date: May 6, 2021 at 03:00 PM
- Technical Bid Opening Date: May 6, 2021 at 03:30 PM
This section’s five stations are located at Kalena Agrahara (formerly Gottigere), Hulimavu, IIM-B, JP Nagar 4th Phase, and Tavarekere (formerly Swagath Road).
BMRCL’s March newsletter indicates that 37% civil work had been completed so far, so there’s ways to go for this line to become operational which I estimate would happen in 2024. Things may further get delayed as bidding for its systems (rolling stock, signaling system etc.) has still not started.
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