L&T Awarded Bengaluru Suburban Rail Kanaka Line 4’s Civil Contract

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Saturday was finally awarded a Rs. 1040.51 crore contract for the civil construction work of 46.88 km Corridor 4 (Heelalige – Rajanukunte) of the 149.35 km Bengaluru Suburban Rail project (BSRP).

The scope of this package for Corridor-4, known as Kanaka Line, includes construction of 8.96 km of viaduct and 37.92 km of at-grade section. Construction of 19 stations (2 elevated & 17 at-grade) en route will be carried out via separate package(s).

Karnataka’s Rail Infrastructure Development Company (K-RIDE) had invited tenders for this package’s construction in January 2023 with a 30 month deadline. Technical bids were opened in July to reveal 4 bidders, and Larsen & Toubro was declared as the lowest bidder in August when financial bids were opened.

Tender: K-RIDE/BSRP/16/2023

KRIDE’s Brief Scope: Design and Construction of Elevated Viaduct of length 8.960 km and At-Grade Formation of length 37.920 km (excluding Station Buildings) including associated Works between Heelalige and Rajanukunte of Corridor-4 of Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project (BSRP)

This package includes the construction of a 1.2 km long double-decker viaduct on a single pier for BSRP’s Corridor-1 and Corridor-4 near Yelahanka.

Graphic via KRIDE’s press release shared by Christin Mathew Philip

BSRP’s Kanaka Line and the Bangalore Metro project’s 56 km Blue Line in Phase 2B will share a roughly 500m common alignment between Benniganahalli and Channasandra.

Graphic via KRIDE’s press release shared by Christin Mathew Philip

Stations on this line will be built at Rajankunte, Muddanahalli, Yelahanka (elevated interchange), Jakkur, Hegde Nagar, Thanisandra, Hennur, Horamavu, Channasandra, Benniganahalli (interchange), Kagadaspura, Marathahalli (elevated), Belandur Road, Carmelaram, Ambedkar Nagar, Huskur, Singena Agrahara (future), Bommasandra (future) and Heelalige.

Kanaka Line is displayed in Yellow (Source: KRIDE’s website) – view Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project project information

This is the second major civil package of BSRP after Mallige Line (Corridor-2)’s contract which was also awarded to L&T in September 2022.

With this development, I see basic ground work starting in Q2 2024 and full-fledged construction work starting in Q3 2024. This of course depends on if and where L&T gets a clear right-of-way (ROW) to facilitate construction, which has been an ongoing issue on Mallige Line.

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6 Responses to "L&T Awarded Bengaluru Suburban Rail Kanaka Line 4’s Civil Contract"

  1. Rajkumar Dugar says:

    TMRG – Stations are not part of tenders awarded to L&T – in both Corridor2 and Corridor4. Separate Tenders will have to be awarded for Stations along these Corridors.

    • TMRG says:

      Yup, that’s what I’ve said – “Construction of 19 stations (2 elevated & 17 at-grade) en route will be carried out via separate package(s).”

  2. anaehatey says:

    I see that there are interchanges on the suburban lines, but will metro users be able to change to the suburban lines seamlessly using the tokens from the metro or will theybhave to buy tickets separately?

    • Anjan says:

      What is the most probable answer?

      • kaustubhan says:

        Given the lack of coordination between various institutions in India and in some cases, the sheer cussedness of even a single officer, I will not be surprised if there is no interoperability between the Bangalore metro and the suburban rail.

        • TMRG says:

          It’s still too early, but this is most likely the correct answer.

          Let’s see if and how they integrate NCMC into it.


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