L&T Emerges as Lowest Bidder for Bengaluru Suburban Rail’s Kanaka Line Civil Work Tender

L&T's bid amounted to Rs 1,021 crore, while Afcons submitted a bid of Rs 1,424 crore.

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BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): On 31st August, L&T Limited emerged as the lowest bidder in the recent civil work tender for the Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project (BSRP), covering the extensive 148-km railway line.

Four firms, including L&T Ltd, Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, INTARVO Technologies, and Dinesh Chandra R Agrawal Infracon Pvt Ltd, participated in this tender, which followed the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) model.

The scope of work involved designing and constructing 8.96 km of elevated tracks (viaducts) and 37.92 km of at-grade tracks for the 46.88-km Kanaka Line. Bidders were required to submit separate lumpsum quotes for both elevated and at-grade sections.

The Kanaka Line, also known as Corridor 4, will establish a crucial rail connection between Rajanukunte in the far north and Heelalige in the far south, passing through Baiyappanahalli and Yelahanka.

According to the sources, efforts will be made to issue the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) by the end of September, with a contract completion deadline of 30 months from the award date.

L&T’s bid amounted to Rs 1,021 crore, while Afcons submitted a bid of Rs 1,424 crore. Notably, the financial bids from INTARVO Technologies and Dinesh Chandra R Agrawal Infracon Pvt Ltd were rejected due to their failure to meet the technical criteria.
Meanwhile, K-RIDE has expedited the process of relocating electrical, signaling, telecommunication, and other utility lines required for the Kanaka Line. K-RIDE anticipates receiving 193 acres of railway land for Corridor 4 and has already submitted the requisition to the South Western Railway. Additionally, private land acquisition is underway, as reported by officials.

Significantly, comprehensive physical and land adjustment surveys have been successfully completed for the entire alignment. L&T had previously secured the civil work contract for the 25.02-km Corridor 2 (Baiyappanahalli-Chikkabanavara, Sampige Line) last year and has commenced groundwork for that section.

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