Per Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL)’s updated tender page, J Kumar Infraprojects – AIC Infrastructures has been awarded a Rs. 249.19 crore contract for remodeling Purple Line’s operational Baiyappanahalli Depot.
J Kumar – AICPL JV was issued a Letter of Award (LOA) on March 18 – the same day they were awarded Blue Line’s Airport Depot’s civil contract valued at Rs. 182.39 crore
Baiyappanahalli train maintenance depot in Phase 2A (ORR Line) will be repurposed to serve the city’s new 57 km Blue Line, which along with Phase 2B (Airport Line), will connect Central Silk Board – KR Puram – Bengaluru International Airport.
The depot was originally built by URC Constructions in Bangalore Metro’s Phase 1 and consists of 16 stabling bay lines (SBL), 3 inspection bay lines (IBL) and 4 repair bay lines (RBL). Its remodel involves augmenting stabling capacity from 16 to 42 lines by constructing two levels.
BMRCL had invited bids for its construction in August 2022 with a Rs. 266.21 crore estimate and 821 day (2.25 year) completion deadline.
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Final Contract Value: Rs. 249,19,35,187.00
Brief Scope: Construction & remodeling of existing Baiyappanahalli Depot for Bangalore Metro Rail Project-Phase 2A
This contract will be financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) which approved a USD 500 million (approx. Rs 3680 crore) loan in December 2020.
The remodel of Baiyappanahalli Depot is being planned in a phased manner so that it doesn’t affect train operations on the Purple Line. When the Purple Line’s Kadugodi Depot and Challaghatta Depot go live, Baiyappanahalli Depot will be fully converted to service the Blue Line’s CBTC equipped trains only.
This is J Kumar – AICPL JV’s 2nd win after the Blue Line’s Airport Depot. Individually, this is AICPL’s third win after Bengaluru International Airport’s underground station contract.
With this development, contracts for all major civil work of the Blue Line (Phase 2A and 2B) have now been awarded. On the system side of things, BMRCL is currently evaluating technical bids from 4 firms for the Blue Line’s 222 new coaches (37 x 6) as part of a 318 coach contract.
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