Per the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL)’s updated tender page, the operator on November 2 awarded Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. and Starworth Infrastructure & Construction Ltd. with contracts to complete architectural finishing works at 23 stations of the 73.92 km Bangalore Metro Phase 2 project.
All 23 stations are under different stages of construction by ITD Cementation (India) Ltd. through 4 civil contracts awarded in 2017 for the Purple Line’s 15.257 km eastern extension (Reach 1A & 1B) to Whitefield and 12.803 km Bommasandra – HSR Layout section (Reach 5 – P1 & P2) on the new 19.143 km Yellow Line connecting RV Road – Silkboard – Bommasandra.
BMRCL re-invited bids for both packages in June. Their estimate, completion period and the financial bid values of all bidders are unknown at this time.
Purple Line – Reach 1A & Reach 1B (13 Stations)
Scope: Planning & Execution of Architectural Finishing works, Public Health Engineering works for 13 Nos of stations in Reach-1 Extensions (R1A & R1B) for Bangalore Metro Rail Project, Phase-2.
- Awarded to: Starworth Infrastructure & Construction Ltd.
- Contract Value: 119,78,35,535.28 (Rs 119.78 crore)
- Contract: BMRCL/Phase-2/R1A & R1B/Arch.Works-RT01/STN/2020/66
These 13 stations are located at Benniganahalli (formerly Jyothipuram / Tin Factory), KR Puram, Saraswati Nagar (formerly Mahadevapura), Gurudacharpalya, Hoodi Junction (erst. Doddanekundi), Sitharama Palya (formerly Visvesvaraya Industrial Area), Kundalahalli, Nallurhalli, (formerly Vydehi Hospital) , Sadarmangla (formerly Satya Sai Hospital), Pattandur Agrahara (formerly ITPL), Kadugodi, Channasandra (formerly Ujjval Vidyalaya) and Whitefield – see route map.
Yellow Line – Reach 5 P1 & P2 (10 Stations)
Scope: Architectural Finishing works and Public Health Engineering works for 10 stations of Reach-5 (P1&P2) viz., Bommasandra,Hebbagodi , Huskur Road , Electronic city-l, Hosa Road , Basapura Road ,Chikkabegur, Muneshwara Nagar, Oxford College, HSR layout for Bangalore Metro Rail Project, Phase-2.
- Awarded to: Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.
- Contract Value: Rs 92,88,61,752.32 (Rs 92.88 crore)
- Contract: BMRCL/Phase-2/R5 (P1&P2)/Arch. Works/STN/2020/64
BMRCL hasn’t revealed the design for these upcoming new stations, so it’ll be interesting to see if they’ll be any different than the unimaginative and dull ones on the Green Line’s 6.29 km Reach 4B between Yelachenahalli and Anjanapura where Godrej was also the contractor.
Recent images of how these stations look like can be viewed on my Twitter page where I’ve posted or retweeted images shared by followers. Some examples:
With these 2 contracts awarded, local residents along these two significant stretches should start seeing architectural finishing works beginning in Q1 2021 at stations where civil work is complete and ready for hand-over.
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