BANGALORE, INDIA (Metro Rail News): Ardanuy India Pvt Ltd. JV was awarded a contract by Bangalore metro‘s Detailed Design Consultant to assist with the construction of the Doddajala Depot and the refurbishment of the Baiyappanahalli Depot.
Both depots will serve the new 57 km Blue Line of the city on the upcoming Phase 2A and Phase 2B project linking Central Silk Board – KR Puram – Airport. While the Doddajala Depot adjacent to the Phase 2B “Airport” will be completely new, the existing Purple Line’s Baiyappanahalli Depot next to the Phase 2A “ORR Line” will be renamed and added, as shared back in 2016.
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has invited tenders for this low-cost design package in May 2021 with a 36-month deadline. Technical bids were opened in June for the disclosure of 12 tenders. During the test, RINA Consulting S.p.A. – Tata Consultancy Engineers JV was rejected.
The new Blue Line’s Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) station at Baiyappanahalli is being organized in stages in order to not disrupt the Purple Line trains. If Purple Line’s Kadugodi Depot and Challaghatta Depot are live, Baiyappanahalli Depot will be fully converted to operate Blue Line’s CBTC equipped only.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has previously indicated that this repair work will only be taken after the construction of the Category 2B Doddajala Depot. This work will be completed in two metro depots.