Simplex Infrastructures quotes lowest bid for Bannerghatta Road metro
Simplex Infrastructure, a Kolkata-headquartered diversified firm, has emerged as the lowest bidder to build the 7.5-km Metro corridor and five stations between Gottigere and Swagath Road Cross on Bannerghatta Road. According to BMRCL, the company has quoted Rs. 578.70 crore, which is said to be the lowest among the bids received.
The stretch, called Reach-6 in Metro jargon, consists of six stations – Gottigere, Hulimavu, IIMB, JP Nagar 4th Phase, Jayadeva and Swagath Road Cross. The 7.50-km elevated stretch is part of the 21.42 km Gottigere-Nagawara line. The Hindustan Construction Company (in joint venture with URC Construction) will be building the Jayadeva interchange station which is part of the RV Road Bommasandra line.
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) had floated bids for the construction of Gottigere Swagath Road Cross corridor in March this year. If awarded, the 7.5-km stretch is going to be the second major Metro contract that Simplex will be taking up in Bengaluru. Early this year, the firm won a contract to build the 3-km corridor and three stations between Hesaraghatta Cross (from Nagasandra station) and Bangalore International Exhibition Centre. Once the entire stretch is operational, BMRCL expects a daily ridership of about four lakh on the Gottigere IIMB-Nagawara line.