It’s official now. After emerging as the lowest bidder and kick-starting the hiring process in November last year, NCC Limited has emerged as the lowest bidder for constructing the elevated 6.29 km southern extension of Bangalore Metro’s Green line from Puttenahalli to Anjanapura as part of the Phase 2 project. This extension includes 5 new stations at Anjanapura Cross Road, Krishna Leela Park, Vajrahalli, Thalghattapura and Anjanapura Township (NICE Junction) as shown below:
This news was revealed by BMRCL’s MD Pradeep Singh Khorala in an interview to the New Indian Express:
The contract for the Puttenahalli-Anjanapura stretch has been awarded to Nagarjuna Construction Company Limited. They will begin the work in a day or two. All the required land has been acquired and the compensation process is under way.
With this section awarded, now 2 sections of Phase 2 have been awarded out:
1) Purple line – 3.9 km section between Mysore Road and RV College to IL&FS Engineering.
Note: A further 2.57 km extension from RV College to Kengri is yet to be awarded.
2) Green line – 6.29 km section between Puttenahalli and Anjanapura Township to NCC Ltd.
This represents roughly 14% of all construction that will be carried out in Phase 2. To see all the extensions and new lines planned in the 72.1 km Phase 2 project, please see: Bangalore Metro Phase 2 Information and Map.
Besides pushing contractors and their subcontractors to get Phase 1’s underground work completed, the BMRCL these days has been busy with issuing tenders for demolition works and road widening (eg. KR Puram-Whitefield road, RV Road-Silk Board-Bommasandra and Hessaraghatta-BIEC). The tendering process for many key sections of Phase 2 such as the 15.50 km Whitefield extension or the mostly underground 21.25 km Gottigere – Nagavara line is expected to only begin in or after Q3 2016.
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