Shankaranarayana Constructions (SNC) on Friday started pouring concrete to cast the first set of 27.90m U-girders for Bangalore Metro’s 56 km Blue Line on the Outer Ring Road (ORR).
SNC’s casting yard for the ORR Line’s 8.377 km Package 2 (Kodibeesanahalli – KR Puram) is located in Kacharakanahalli near Whitefield (view on google maps). It currently consists of a 146m long casting bed from where 5 U-girders weighing 165 tons each will be cast. Work is underway to add another U-girder casting bed and casting formwork for I-girders.
SNC was awarded ORR Line Package 2’s Rs. 623.55 crore contract in May 2021 with a tight 27 month deadline.
Their scope includes constructing the line’s Kodibeesanahalli – KR Puram section’s 8.377 km viaduct, 7 elevated stations at Kodibeesanahalli, Marathahalli, ISRO, Doddanekundi, DRDO sports complex, Saraswathi Nagar and K R Puram, a 1.097 km depot-line linking to the existing Baiyapanahalli Depot and a 0.30 km pocket track.
Per BMRCL’s LOA, SNC was supposed to start casting U-girders within 126 days from the award of contract in May 2021, so SNC is running way behind the prescribed schedule. This milestone (Key Date#2) of the contract comes with a penalty of 0.001% of total contract price per day of delay.
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