K-RIDE invites bids for appointment of General Consultant for Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project

In continuation to the tender for Consultancy services for BSRP Project, the Rail Infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Limited (K-RIDE) has now invited bids under Single stage Two packet system for the following contract package – “General Consultant for Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project (BSRP).”

  • Tender Notice No.: KRIDE/BSRP/03/2021.   
  • Name of work: General Consultant for Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project (BSRP).
  • Estimated Cost: INR 202.76 Crores
  • Bid Security: INR 1 Crore
  • Period of Completion: 4 years plus 12 months O & M for the work
  • Tender Closing Date: 31-05-2021
  • Tender Closing Date: 31-05-2021
  • Pre-Bid Meeting Date: 03-05-2021

Bidding Documents can be downloaded from K RIDE e-procurement portal i.e., https://kride.enivida.com.

Project Background:

Rail Infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Limited (K-RIDE) is entrusted with the responsibility of execution of Bangalore Suburban Railway Project. The project comprises of four Corridors at a total length of 148.17 km.

Corridor From – toLength (km)Number of Stations
1KSR Bengaluru to Devanahalli 41.4015
2Baiyappanahali to Chikkabanavara25.01 14 
3Kengeri to Whitefield 35.52 09
4Heelalige to Rajanakunte 46.24 19 

The proposed four corridors lines are expected to provide much needed last mile connectivity to the commuters and also traverse through some of the densest and traffic congested areas of the city, and are expected to bring connectivity to the Information Technology Industry. The project is proposed to be completed in 6 years at an estimated cost of Rs. 15,767 crores.


  • The project envisions creation of a dedicated Suburban Railway system in Bengaluru city to provide a safe, accessible and comfortable mode of public transport. 
  • The project will ease traffic congestion, enhance rural-urban connectivity and provide a cleaner mobility solution to lakhs of daily commuters. 
  • It will provide an economic, efficient and eco-friendly transit alternative to the Garden City of Bengaluru. 
  • It will alleviate the massive transport problem of Bengaluru and link all parts of the city in a seamless fashion. 
  • By providing rapid connectivity to Bangalore International Airport, IT Hubs and the Commercial centres, the rail-based network will boost productivity and growth by reducing commuting time.
  • It will integrate multiple modes of transport like the Metro, Railways and bus transport by constructing interchange hubs. 
  • This will ensure a smooth and seamless mode of transport to lakhs of daily commuters.
  • The project is expected to benefit the people by providing:
    • A safe, efficient and environment friendly transport system 
    • Reduction in commuting time 
    • Reduced fuel consumption 
    • Reduction in capex on road infrastructure 
    • Reduction in pollution and accident 
    • Enhanced Transit Oriented Development (TOD) 
    • Increase in value of land bank in the corridor and Generate additional revenue
    • Creation of jobs
  • The project is expected to be completed by 2026.

Source: K-RIDE-Tender | Image Credit: K-RIDE