BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): Ten firms have proposed their bids for detailed project report (DPR) for the 37-km metro line that will link Sarjapur and Hebbal.
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL), floated the tender for DPR a month after CM Basavaraj Bommai announced this new line in his speech. BMRCL is now evaluating the bids. The firm which had proposed their bids for the DPR includes RITES Ltd, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System, Korea Railroad Technical Corporation, Urban Mass Transit Company, Consulting Engineers Group, Tractebel Engineering Pvt ltd, and Aarvee Associates, BARSYL etc.
The DPR will take at least a year for completion and another 6 months to get approval from the government as it needs the authorization of the BMRCL board, the finance department and the state cabinet.
The Sarjapur line was previously decided as a part of Metro Phase-3 and an announcement for this was made in the 2018-2019 budget. But, in 2021, the DPR for the Phase-3 line was finalised and only two corridors were declared.
On 4th March 2022, CM Bommai in his speech said that action would be taken to prepare a DPR in 2022-2023 for the development of a new 37 km long new Metro line linking Sarjapur to Hebbal via Agara, Koramangala and Diary Circle at an estimated cost of Rs 15,000 crore.