PADECO JV bags DDC contract for Airport Depot at Doddajala and Remodelling of Baiyappanahalli Depot for Bangalore Metro’s Phase-2A & 2B

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Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has issued a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to M/s PADECO Co. Ltd.(In JV with M/s Ardanuy India Pvt. Ltd) for the “Detailed Design Consultancy (DDC) for Airport Depot at Doddajala and Remodelling of existing Baiyappanahalli Depot for Bangalore Metro Rail Project-Phase-2A & 2B.”

Key Details:

  • Tender Reference Number: BMRCL/Phase-2A&2B/Airport Depot & Byp Depot/DDC/2021/76
  • Name of Work: Detailed Design Consultancy (DDC) for Airport Depot at Doddajala and Remodelling of existing Baiyappanahalli Depot for Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase 2A&2B.
  • Duration of Service: 36 Months
  • Awarded Amount: INR 39,400,000.00  

In May this year, BMRCL had invited bids for Tender Number: BMRCL/Phase-2A&2B/Airport Depot & Byp Depot/DDC/2021/76.

About the project:

  • Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of Government of Karnataka and Government of India for implementing Bangalore Metro Rail Project. BMRCL’s Phase-I of the project comprises of East-West corridor (Purple line) between Baiyyappanahalli and Mysore Road stations of approximately 18.10 Km and North-South corridor (Green Line) between Nagasandra and Yelachenahalli stations of approximately 24.20 km. 
  • The total length of Phase-I of the project is about 42.30 Km with 40 stations. The two corridors cross at a common interchange station namely Kempegowda (previously known as Majestic) which is a two-level station. The mode of traction power is 750V DC Third Rail bottom collection. 
  • The track is of Standard Gauge (1435 mm). On the Purple Line, a maintenance depot along with full workshop facilities is located at Baiyappanahalli, adjacent to the Baiyappanahalli Station. On the Green Line, a depot is located at Peenya and connected to the main line between Peenya Industry and Jalahalli Cross stations. An integrated Operation Control Centre (OCC) for both the corridors is located at Baiyappanahalli Depot and a Back-up Control Centre (BCC) is located at Peenya Depot. Phase-I of the project was commissioned in June 2017.
  • Further, BMRCL is proceeding with the implementation of Phase-II of the project. The sanctioned Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Phase-II envisages extension of existing two corridors viz. East-West (Purple line) and North-South (Green Line) Corridors comprising of elevated sections and construction of two new lines Reach-5 and Reach-6. 
  • The East-West Corridor is extended from Baiyappanahalli to ITPL-Whitefield in East end and from Mysore Road to Challaghatta in the West end. Similarly, North-South Corridor is extended from Nagasandra to Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in North end and from Yelachenahalli to Silk institute (Previously known as Anjanapura Township) in the south end. South extension is commissioned in January-2021. 
  • An elevated new line of about 18.82 km from R V Road to Bommasandra (Reach-5) and a new line of about 21.25 km from Kalena Agrahara (previously known as ‘Gottigere’) to Nagawara (Reach-6) is being constructed under Phase-II of the project.
  • Reach-5 is fully elevated with 16 stations and Reach-6 has an underground section of approximately 13.75 km with 12 stations and an elevated section of about 7.50 Km with 6 stations.

Source of Funds:

  • Phase-II of the project is financed partly through equity participation by the Government of India (Got) and Government of Karnataka (GoK) and partly through loans from European Investment Bank (EIB), Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and other external agencies which are under finalisation. 
  • Presently, the work included under this Tender is funded by contributions of Government of India (Got) and Government of Karnataka (GoK).

About PADECO:

  • PADECO is an international development consulting firm established in 1983 under the laws of Japan. PADECO has its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and is certified under the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
  • Since its formation, PADECO has implemented over 1300 projects to improve hard and soft infrastructure in over 100 countries. 
  • As a firm of professionals working for development of the world, PADECO contributes to achievement of every aspect of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), embodied in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • PADECO’s key regions of focus are East Africa, Eastern Europe, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Source: BMRCL-Tender Update | Image Credit (representational): BMRCL

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