BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) opened financial bids on Friday for completing the balance work on Pink Line stretch of 7.5 km from Kalena Agrahara to Swagath Road Cross stations under Phase-2 of Bangalore Metro in which GR Infraprojects emerged as the lowest bidder for this contract.
The work consists of the construction of an elevated viaduct and five stations on a stretch of length 7.50 Km from Gottigere to Swagath Road Cross including the Kothanur Depot entry line. The metro stations to be constructed are Gottigere, Hulimavi, IIMB, JP Nagar 4th Phase and Swagath Road Cross.
BMRCL invited bids for this work in March this year with an estimated cost of INR 339.21 Crores and completion period of 21 months. Technical bids were opened in June which revealed name of three bidders and after subsequent process of evaluation, financial bids were revealed of the three bidders which is given below –
- GR Infraprojects – INR 364.87 Crores
- Afcons Infrastructure – INR 388.51 Crores
- ITD Cementation India – INR 393.05 Crores
Tender – BMRCL/Phase-2/Reach -6/Elevated/Via&Stn/RC/2021/75
Package – R6-CC-01BW
Name of Work – Construction of Elevated Structures (Viaduct & Stations) of length 7.50 Km (approx.) from Gottigere to Swagath Road Cross (Chainage 00.00m to 7501.818m) including Kothanur Depot entry line, road widening & allied works and 5 numbers of metro stations viz. Gottigere, Hulimavi, IIMB, JP Nagar 4th Phase, Swagath Road Cross in Reach-6 line of Bangalore Metro Rail Project, Phase-2 (Balance Works).
The contract for this work was originally awarded to Simplex Infrastructures in September 2017 with a completion period of 27 months but the contract was terminated due to poor progress of work in February 2021. At that time 37% of the work was completed.
As the bid value by GR Infraprojects is slightly on the higher side in comparison to BMRCL estimate, it is still likely that the contract will be awarded to GR Infraprojects in the coming weeks as the work on this stretch is already got delayed.
As mentioned earlier, the Pink Line (Reach 6) under Phase-2 of Bangalore Metro has a total length of 22.87 km from Kalena Agrahara to Nagawara with 18 stations. The line is expected to become fully operational by 2024.