Only 4 companies apply for Bengaluru’s underground metro
Four construction firms have applied for the pre-qualification bids to build the Bengaluru metro’s 13.8-km underground section between Dairy Circle and Nagawara. This is the most expensive portion of work in Phase II, whose total network will be 72.09 km.
Estimated to cost Rs 11,014 crore, work on Reach 6 has been broken up into five packages (including one elevated section between Gottigere and Swagath Road Cross). Bids for the underground section were floated in June this year.
The four firms -ITD Cementation India, AFCONS Infrastructure, L&T Constructions and Turkey-based Gulermak -are all engaged in metro projects in different cities in the country. While L&T has participated only in two underground packages, the other three firms are in the fray for all the four packages in Reach 6.