As per Vasanth Rao who serves as Bangalore Metro Rail Corp Ltd’s General Manager for Finance, the financial bids have been opened for the Green line’s 6.29 km southern extension from Puttenahalli to Anjanapura in Phase 2 of the metro project! What’s more is that NCC (formerly Nagarjuna Construction Company) has published an advertisement (see image link in Naveen’s tweet below) in a local newspaper to kick-start its hiring process to staff key functions to facilitate this section’s construction. So even though Vasanth Rao hasn’t quite revealed who’s the lowest bidder, it’s fairly obvious that NCC is the lowest bidder and will go on to be awarded the contract.
@maddyvoldy the financial bid for R 4 extn has been opened.
— Vasanth Rao (@uavasanthrao) November 19, 2015
Some of the jobs being advertised by NCC include 4 positions for a Project Manager role, 12 positions for a Senior Engineer role, 18 positions for Junior Engineer role among others. For an entire list of positions, please see this link.
This section includes 5 new stations at Anjanapura Cross Road, Krishna Leela Park, Vajrahalli, Thalghattapura and Anjanapura/NICE Junction as shown below.
With this new development, I expect piling work to begin in 6 months from now! As a reminder, piling machines were recently brought on-site to carry out piling work on the 6.47 km Mysore Road – Kengeri extension of the Purple line in western Bangalore.
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