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Bengaluru, India (Urban Transport News): The Rail Infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Limited (K-RIDE) on April 29, 2021, launched a tender for the engagement of detailed design consultants (DDC) for a 148-km proposed suburban rail project in Bengaluru city.
Detailed Design Consultant for Detailed/Conceptual Design and Drawings for all Systems Including Viaduct, Stations (Including E&M Systems), Depot (Including E&M Systems), Track, Signalling & Train Control, Overhead Electrification, Tele Communication, Automatic Fare Collection and Platform Screen Door (PSD), with Interfaces for Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project (BSRP).
The 148 km suburban rail project will comprise four corridors: KSR Bengaluru City-Yelahanka-Devanahalli (41km), Byappanahalli-Yeshwantpur-Chikkabanavara (25km), Kengeri-Cantonment-Whitefield (35km) and Heelalige-Yelahanka-Rajanukunte (46km). According to plan, work on Byappanahalli-Yeshwantpur-Chikkabanavara and Heelalige-Yelahanka-Rajanukunte is likely to be taken up first.
The estimated cost of the Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project is Rs 16,657 crores. In October 2020, the Central Government cabinet had given its approval to the project.
For more details, please explore the Bengaluru Suburban Rail page of Urban Transport News.