Infrastructure

Bengaluru Suburban Rail: K-RIDE Re-Invites Tenders For Mallige Line Stations

V Bhagya Subhashini

Jun 19, 2024, 12:59 PM | Updated 12:59 PM IST

Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project will link Bengaluru to its satellite townships, suburbs. (KRIDE)
Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project will link Bengaluru to its satellite townships, suburbs. (KRIDE)

The nodal agency K-RIDE (Rail Infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Limited has initiated the second round of tenders for the construction of stations on the Mallige Line (Corridor 2) of the Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project (BSRP).

About 25.57 km long, Corridor-2 is estimated to be a Rs 859.97 crore project. It is divided into two packages: Baiyyapanahalli-Lottegollahalli and Lottegollahalli-Chikkabanavar.

This tendering process covers eight out of the 12 stations on the 25.57-km line from Benniganahalli to Chikkabanavara.

The previous tender was cancelled by K-RIDE in November 2023 after it received only a single bid from URC Constructions, which quoted approximately Rs 800 crore — nearly double K-RIDE's anticipated cost, according to The New Indian Express report.

Tenders were expected to be called again in February 2024, but delays ensued, exacerbated by the model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections.

On 15 June, tenders were called for eight stations: Benniganahalli, Kasturi Nagar, Seva Nagar, Banaswadi, Nagawara, Kanaka Nagar, Hebbal and Mathikere.

The scope of the tender includes entry/exit structures, steel foot over bridges, roof structures, architectural finishes, plumbing, facade work, detailed design, and engineering.

K-RIDE plans to issue tenders for the remaining four stations — Yeshwanthpur, Shettyhalli, Mydarahalli and Chikkabanavara — within the next three to four days.

Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project (BSRP)

The commuter rail network will comprise four corridors, 57 stations, and cover 148.17 km.

Sampige (Corridor 1): KSR Bengaluru-Devanahalli (41 km) connecting Kempegowda International Airport

Mallige (Corridor 2): Baiyappanahalli-Chikkabanavara (25.14 km)

Parijatha (Corridor 3) from Kengeri to Whitefield (35.52 km)

Kanaka (Corridor 4): Heelalige-Rajankunte (46.24 km)

Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project Route (K-RIDE)
Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project Route (K-RIDE)

Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project will link Bengaluru to its satellite townships, suburbs, and surrounding rural areas through a rail-based rapid-transit system network.

On 20 June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation for the suburban rail project in the city. 

V Bhagya Subhashini is a staff writer at Swarajya. She tracks infrastructure developments.


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