J Kumar-AICPL JV Wins Contract of 219.19 Crore for Remodelling Work of Purple Line’s Baiyappanahalli Depot

The project will be financed by Asian Development Bank's loan of $500 million and executed in phases to ensure uninterrupted operations on the Purple line.

Bengaluru Metro/Image for representational purpose only
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BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): The Joint Venture of J Kumar Infraprojects and AIC Infrastructure has won a contract for remodelling work worth Rs. 219.19 for Bangalore Metro Purple line’s Baiyappanahalli Depot.

The contract’s scope of work includes remodelling and constructing Baiyappanahalli Depot under Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase 2 A.

The letter of Award was issued to J Kumar- AICPL JV on March 18 when it was awarded civil construction contract (182.33 cr.) of the Airport Depot of Bangalore metro.

Earlier, In August 2022, BMRCL solicited bids for the construction project, which was estimated to cost Rs. 266.21 crore and have a completion deadline of 821 days (2.25 years).

URC Constructions had constructed the depot during Phase 1 of the Bangalore Metro, which comprised 16 stabling bay lines (SBL), 3 inspection bay lines (IBL), and 4 repair bay lines (RBL). To increase its stabling capacity, the depot will be remodelled by constructing two levels, resulting in a total of 42 lines.

Way back in December 2020,  Asian Development Bank (ADB) had approved a loan of 500 million USD ( Rs. 3680 Crore) and to finance this contract. This remodelling work of Baiyapanahalli Depot is expected to be executed in a phased manner in order to ensure uninterrupted operations of the metro on Purple line. It is planned that Baiyapanahalli Depot will be completely converted to service the CBTC-equipped trains only on Blue Line when challaghatta Depot and Kadugodi Depot will be operational. 



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