Bengaluru, India (Urban Transport News): The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) on July 16, 2021 opened the financial bids for civil contract package R6-CC-01BW for completion of balance civil work of 7.501 km stretch between Dairy Circle Ramp and Kalena Agrahara of Phase 2 of Bangalore Metro Rail Project.
As per the financial bid opening result, GR Infraprojects Ltd emeged as the lowest bidder by beating the other two major infrastructure firms. The financial positions of the each bidder is as under:-
The scope of work includes 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). The five metro stations are Kalena Agrahara, Hulimavu, IIM-B, JP Nagar 4th Phase, and Tavarekere.
The tedner notice for afforesaid was invited in March 2021 with an estimated cost of Rs 339.21 crores. The work on this 7.501 km section was pending due to termination of the civil contract which was earlier awarded to Simplex Infrastructures Ltd. But due to poor work progress, BMRC management had terminated the contract in Febriary 2021. The firm was given a deadline to complete the work in 27 months.
The GR Infraprojects has quoted higher value than the BMRC's estimate Rs 339.21 crores. After evaluation and negotiations the final work order will be issued by the BMRC. However, GR Infraprojects has no good experience in working with metro rail projects. The firm has secured a single contract worth Rs 592.17 crores from the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) for the construction of 8.5-km elevated stretch between Rajiv Chowk to Udyog Vihar (including three stations) for Delhi-Alwar RRTS project.