Published On: Fri, May 12th, 2017

ITD Cementation India Wins Bid to Build Stations On E-City Line in Bengaluru

Thailand-based ITD Cementation India who had earlier bagged the contract to build the proposed 15 km Bajyappanahali to Whitefield Metro section  has yet again bagged contracts to construct Namma Metro, along the southern side of the city’s IT corridor. Under this contract, it will build elevated structures from HSR Layout to Bommasandra (13 km) which will involve cost to the tune of Rs 996.87 crore.

The remaining 6.141 km stretch from Hosa Road station to Bommasandra, which is a separate contract, is estimated at Rs 485.52 crore and will have five stations.

BMRCL managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola said that BMRCL had invited two separate tenders in December last year. ITD Cementation India emerged as the lowest bidder in both the bids.

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has earmarked Rs 511.35 crore for elevated structures and six Metro stations on the proposed 6.38-km stretch from HSR Layout to Hosa Road station (between Basapura and Electronics City1).

Proposed under Namma Metro Phase 2, the elevated line from HSR Layout and Bommasandra will have stations at Oxford College, Muneshwara Nagar, Chikkbegur, Basapura road, Hosa Road, Electronics City-I, Electronics CityII, Huskur Road, Hebbagodi and Bommasandra. The contractor has 27 months to complete the civil works.

However, the contract to build the crucial connection -from South Bengaluru’s RV Road and the proposed HSR Layout Station -has not progressed . Kharola said that the bid will  be finalised in a week’s time.

This 4-km stretch, is supposed to pass through Jayadeva and Central Silk Board stations (both of which are interchanging stations). BMRCL has also designed a road-cum-rail flyover for the Jayadeva Hospital junction.

The Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB), which acquiries land required for the metro project on behalf of BMRCL, said that  20.76 hectares out of the 21.25 hectares of land required for the construction of the stretch from RV Road to Bommasandra is already acquired. A small piece of land belonging to Central Silk Board will be acquired in one or two months,” the official added.

Presently , BMRCL to raze acquired properties, shift water supply lines and underground drains, besides taking up road-widening work  has roped in different firms.

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