Bangalore Metro Rail awards J Kumar – AICPL JV with Rs. 182 crore contract for Blue Line’s Airport Depot

Asian Development Bank provides financing; 222 new coaches to be accommodated

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Bengaluru (Metro Rail News): The civil construction work of Aiport Depot at Doddajala of Bangalore Metro Blue Line has been awarded to J Kumar Infraprojects – AIC Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd (J Kumar – AICPL JV) by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) for a contract worth Rs. 182.33 crore.

In the joint venture, J-Kumar’s share in the project is 55%, which amounts to approximately Rs. 100,28,69,838/- excluding GST. The new 57 km Blue Line in Phase 2B, connecting Central Silk Board – KR Puram – Bengaluru International Airport, will be served by this Airport Depot. BMRCL had estimated the project cost to be Rs. 204.68 crore, with a 1.5 year (548 days) deadline. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is financing this contract with a USD 500 million (approx. Rs. 3680 crore) loan approved in December 2020.

The Purple Line’s operational Baiyappanahalli Depot will also support operations on the Blue Line and will be changed in a phased manner to serve the Blue Line in the future. The Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) contract for both depots, valued at Rs. 3.94 crore, was awarded to PADECO Co. Ltd. – Ardanuy India Pvt Ltd. JV in September 2021. As part of a 318 coach contract funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), both depots will accommodate 222 new coaches. BMRCL received four bids for this contract in February 2022, and technical bid evaluation is currently underway.

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