Bids Invited for Bangalore Metro Pink Line’s Pending Work

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) today invited tenders for completing the balance / pending work on the 21.386 km Pink Line’s 7.501 km elevated section between Dairy Circle Ramp and Kalena Agrahara.

This section’s Rs. 578.70 crore contract under the 73.92 km Phase 2 project was originally awarded to Simplex Infrastructures in September 2017 with a 27 month deadline. The contract was finally terminated in February 2021 for poor progress on key performance indicators over a period of at least 15 months.

Tender: BMRCL/Phase-2/Reach -6/Elevated/Via&Stn/RC/2021/75

Package: R6-CC-01BW

Brief Scope: Construction of Elevated Structures (Viaduct & Stations) of length 7.50 Km (approx.) from Gottigere to Swagath Road Cross (Chainage 00.00m to 7501.818m) including Kothanur Depot entry line, road widening & allied works and 5 numbers of metro stations viz. Gottigere, Hulimavi, IIMB, JP Nagar 4th Phase, Swagath Road Cross in Reach-6 line of Bangalore Metro Rail Project, Phase-2 (Balance Works)

  • Estimate: Rs. 339.21 crore
  • Deadline: 21 months
  • Bid Submission End Date: May 6, 2021 at 03:00 PM
  • Technical Bid Opening Date: May 6, 2021 at 03:30 PM

This section’s five stations are located at Kalena Agrahara (formerly Gottigere), Hulimavu, IIM-B, JP Nagar 4th Phase, and Tavarekere (formerly Swagath Road).

Pink Line’s elevated section (Dairy Circle Ramp – Kalena Agrahara) – view Bangalore Metro Phase 2 info & map

BMRCL’s March newsletter indicates that 37% civil work had been completed so far, so there’s ways to go for this line to become operational which I estimate would happen in 2024. Things may further get delayed as bidding for its systems (rolling stock, signaling system etc.) has still not started.

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– TMRG

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27 Responses to "Bids Invited for Bangalore Metro Pink Line’s Pending Work"

  1. Aman says:

    I hope ITD gets it

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  2. Surya Prasad C A says:

    Map station points not shown correctly….

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  3. The Indian Railway Guy says:

    At least some progress is being made after Simplex screwed things up. Hope the rolling stock tender is not awarded to CRRC this time, whenever it comes out.

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  4. Clevin Gomes says:

    Wow,That’s good, now i m waiting to reveal technical bids of Mogarpada Depot, which will be open today. Hope MMRDA don’t postpone the deadline now.

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    • Himanshu Doria says:

      Line 2b’s LoA has been awarded by MMRDA ?

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      • Clevin Gomes says:

        Yes, MMRDA have finally awarded contract to J Kumar to construct remaining work of Yellow Line Phase 2 (Line2B) between DN Nagar to IL&FS BKC. Well its not yet clear whether they awarded the IL&FS to Chembur section of Line 2B to NCC or not as their bids on that section is 26% higher than estimate.

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        • tarun says:

          signed copy of LOA to J kumar has not been awarded yet. Therefor HR of Jkumar is still saying ” waiting for LOA” . is it true……?

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    • TMRG says:

      Last week, they moved Mogharpada’s opening to May 24

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  5. Ravi says:

    What about bid status of orr line – air port.

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  6. Omar says:

    Hey. Just wanted to point out that is the red line. The pink line extends from Mysore Road to Byapanahalli. Completely different line there

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  7. Harish says:

    Waiting like anything Hope so

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  8. M Sugumar says:

    Why the line has not been provided upto gottigere instead of kalena agrahraha. Gotiigere is the main junction connecting anjanapura, jp nagar 8th phase., electronics city and begur. If it is extended upto gottigere it will be benefit for all to miimise their travel time.

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    • RANGANATH B says:

      It’s really inefficient people who are in planning dept. Similar thing happened in Kanakapura road as well. Instead of konanakunte cross they stopped in Yelachenahally. Now it’s our fate to wait for 10 more years to to reach Gottigere.

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    • Manohara says:

      There is lot of Land issues near NICE Road Junction of Bannerghatta road. Even NICE had to realign its road and construct on Lake Bed due to this.
      Some “T John Institute” it seems commands lot of Power!!!

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  9. Muthu says:

    Any idea why gottigere station is at Kalena Agrahara.

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    • TMRG says:

      I believe the last station was always planned to be located where it currently it.

      Studies, feasibility reports and DPR mistakenly referred it to as Gottigere which they’ve only in the past ~1.5 years formally corrected.

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  10. Rochana says:

    When will they announce who got the bidding? Hopping for ITD

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    • TMRG says:

      Current technical bid opening date is June 21. If they stick to it, then expect financial bids to be opened ~3 months from then to reveal the winner.

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