Bangalore (Metro Rail News): The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) invited the bids for the construction Challaghatta depot of Namma Metro’s phase 2 on 24th Januray 2022. Now a total of 5 construction firms have come forward and submitted their bids to construct Bangalore Metro Purple Line’s Challaghatta Depot.
This depot will be built on a portion of a 40-acre land parcel adjoining Mysore Road at the southern end of Reach 2B which is under construction by Soma Enterprise.
In forthcoming years, Challaghatta Depot is expected to become important in running smooth operations on the Purple Line, along with the Kadugodi Depot when the existing Baiyappanahalli Depot gets remodeled to serve the blue line stretch connecting Silkboard – KR Puram – Kempegowda International Airport.
The bidders who came forward with their bids on this project are IRCON International Ltd., KEC International – SAM India JV, RITES – PMPL JV, RVNL – DRA Infracon JV and URC Constructions Pvt. Ltd.
STUP Consultants Pvt. Ltd. has been awarded the depot’s Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) contract in January 2020 and its value was Rs. 4.47 crore. The bids have been sent for technical bid evaluation which can take a couple of months to complete. Challaghatta Depot is the final depot of the Phase 2 project for which the tenders were invited.