Bengaluru, India (Urban Transport News): The Rail Infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Limited (K-RIDE) has today opened the financial bids of the first civil contract package of 149.348 km Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project. As per data shared by K-RIDE, Larsen & Toubro Limited emerged as the lowest bidder among the other two bidders.
In November 2021, K-RIDE had invited bids against Tender Notice No. K-RIDE/BSRP/10/2021 from the global construction firms for the construction of an 8.027 km elevated viaduct of the Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project. Technical bids were opened in March 2022 and a total of three bidders have submitted their bids.
The scope of work includes design and construction of elevated viaduct of length 8.027 km (ch: -0.675 km to -0.050 km & ch: 11.137 km to 18.350 km) including ramps and formation in embankments /cuttings including blanketing, major bridges, minor bridges, RUB, ROB, ROR, retaining wall, sacrificial retaining wall and drains, utility diversions of at-grade section of length 17.551 km (ch: -0.964 km to ch:-0.675 km, ch: -0.050 km to ch: 11.137 km & ch: 18.350 km to 24.425 km) and other related infrastructural works from Benniganahalli to Chikkabanavara, excluding station buildings, of the corridor – 2 of Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project (BSRP).
The financial positions of each bidder is as under:-
Now all bids have been sent for final evaluation. Once completed, there is more chance to issue the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) soon as the Karnataka Government has already allocated Rs 450 crores to the Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project in their budget for FY2022-23.
It is pertinent to mention here that the consortium of EGIS Rail, Louis Berger, and AECOM had won the General Consultancy contract of the Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project (BSRP). K-RIDE is evaluating their bids to finalize the contract. The financial bids of the General Consultancy contract were opened in February 2022.
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