Bengaluru, India (Urban Transport News): The Rail Infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Limited (K-RIDE) has opened the financial bids of General Consultancy Contract for 149.348 km Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project. As per the financial bids result announced by K-RIDE, the consortium of Egis Rail, Louis Berger and AECOM emerged as the lowest bidder for this major contract package.
The consortium has quoted Rs 196 crore against K-RIDE's estimate of Rs 202.76 crore (Rs 202,76,41,500). The selection was made on the Quality Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) 80:20 method.
Tender notice for engagement of General Consultant for Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project was floated in April 2021 with a work completion deadline of 4 years (plus 12 months O&M for the work).
According to the plan, K-RIDE will implement a total of approx. 148 km commuter rail network comprising 4 lines and 64 stations in the first phase of the Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project. The estimated cost of the Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project is Rs 15,767 crore.
Tender notice for the first civil contract package for construction of 8.027 km elevated viaduct between Benniganahalli and Chikkabanavara have already been floated and the bidding process is underway. The technical bids are scheduled to open on February 21, 2022.
In October, 202, Central Government had approved the Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project with an estimated cost of Rs 15,767 crore.
Railway Consultancy firm RITES had prepared and submitted the detailed project report (DPR) of the Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project in July 2019.
For more details, please explore the Bengaluru Suburban Rail page of Urban Transport News.