Published On: Fri, May 5th, 2017

ITD Bags Contract to Build Byappanahalli-Whitefield Metro Stretch

Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited (ITD), a global engineering and construction major, has bagged contract from the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to construct the 15.5-km stretch between Byappanahalli and Whitefield on the east-west metro corridor.

The BMRCL is aiming to complete the work on this section of phase II in about 27 months but the actual take-off is expected to happen in about three months.  The civil work is estimated to cost about Rs 1,300 crore.

In December last year, BMRCL had invited bids for the construction of Byappanahalli metro extension, which is part of Namma Metro Phase II (72 km). Though the civil work on this stretch was split into two packages, ITD Cementation India has emerged as the lowest bidder for both packages.

The two packages include the construction of viaduct (structures) and stations from Byappanahalli to Visvesvaraya Industrial Area as well as from Visvesvaraya Industrial Area Station to Whitefield.

The stretch will have 13 stations at Jyothipuram, KR Puram, Mahadevapura, Garudacharpalya, Doddanekundi Industrial Area, Visvesvaraya Industrial Area, Kundanahalli, Vydehi Hospital, Sri Satya Sai Hospital, ITPL, Kadugodi, Ujwala Vidyalaya and Whitefield.

The KR Puram station, which will come up on the premises of Lowry Memorial School, will also be an interchange station connecting the Central Silk Board metro extension of Phase II (A). BMRCL has designed road and metro rail on this stretch without affecting the hanging bridge.

The Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB), which is acquiring land on behalf of BMRCL, said that the process was in final stages except for a small piece of land from Tin Factory (on Swamy Vivekananda Road) to Lowry Memorial School.

In places where the land is fully acquired on the 15.5-km stretch, BMRCL has already started its work.

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