The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. today initiated the civil bidding process for the construction of Bangalore Metro’s 19.457 km Outer Ring Road Line which will be built entirely overground between KR Puram and Silk Board with 13 stations enroute.
In a tender notice published in local newspapers, bids have been invited from infrastructure firms for the construction of three similar sized civil packages, each consisting of viaduct and station work.
Notice Inviting Tenders
On behalf of Managing Director, BMRCL, General Manager (Contracts) invites separate sealed tenders for following works in ORR line of Bangalore Metro Rail Project, Phase-2A as detailed below:
Construction of elevated structures (viaduct & stations) of length 7.086 km (approx) from Silk Board (ORR) to Bellandur Station (excl.) including 4 no. of elevated metro stations and other allied works.
Estimated Cost: 427.29 crores
Tender document sale date: February 27 – April 12
Submission date: April 13 (11 am – 3 pm)
Construction of elevated structures (viaduct & stations) of length 6.451 km (approx) from Bellandur Station (Incl.) to Doddanakundi Station (Excl.) including 5 no. of elevated metro stations and other allied works.
Estimated Cost: 416.66 crores
Tender document sale date: March 1 – April 16
Submission date: April 17 (11 am – 3pm)
Construction of elevated structures (viaduct & stations) of length 5.920 km (approx) from Doddanakundi Station (Incl.) to KR Puram Interchange Station and upto Baiyapppanahalli Depot including 4 no. of elevated metro stations, structure works near Baiyapppanahalli Depot, road widening works and other allied works.
Estimated Cost: 386.00 crores
Tender document sale date: March 5 – April 19
Submission date: April 20 (11 am – 3pm)
The line’s detailed project report, prepared by BMRCL’s in-house team, was revealed in November 2016 and estimates the line’s construction & system procurement to cost Rs 4202 crores. The BMRCL has in the past referred to this line as Reach-7 and has not yet assigned a dedicated color to it.
13 stations are planned to be built at KR Puram (interchange with Line-1/Purple Line), Mahadevapura, DRDO Sports Complex, Doddanakundi, ISRO, Marathahalli, Kodibisanahalli, Kadubeesanahalli, Bellandur, Ibbalur, Agara Lake, HSR Layout and Silk Board (interchange with Line-3) –
The BMRCL plans to fund this line through what it calls an innovative financing model in which private entities are currently being engaged to pitch in anywhere from 25% to 50% of the line’s construction cost (Rs. 1100-2100 crores) and in return be granted exclusive advertising and leasing rights within the stations to monetize on their investment.
Until now, the BMRCL has publicly acknowledged signing two memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreements with Embassy Group (Kadubeesanahalli Station) in June 2017 and Intel Corporation (Bellandur Station) in January 2018, each for Rs 100 crore. With funding not entirely secured, the BMRCL will initially have to rely on state government funds to carry out construction with the hope that additional funds from private firms will kick-in during the construction phase. Maybe the sight of ongoing construction work will show the government’s commitment and instill confidence? We’ll have to wait and see.
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Hat tip to Murlidhar