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Tender for Corridor-1 and Corridor-3 will also be called shortly, officials said.

Larsen and Toubro on Saturday received the Letter of Acceptance for the design and construction of an elevated viaduct including associated works between Heelalige and Rajanukunte of Corridor-4 of the Bengaluru Suburban Railway project, officials said.

The contract price is Rs 1,040.51 crore including GST and the contract period is 30 months. Physical work is expected to begin shortly, they said.

In a statement, the Karnataka Railway Infrastructure Development Company (K-RIDE) said: “Larsen and Toubro have today received the letter of acceptance for the design and construction of an elevated viaduct of 8,960 km in length and at 37,920 km level. in length (excluding station buildings) including associated works between Heelalige and Rajanukunte, in EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) mode, on Corridor-4 or ‘Kanaka’ line of the Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project (BSRP). “

This contract also includes construction of 1.2 km long double-decker alignment for BSRP Corridor-1 and Corridor-4 near Yelahanka, construction of 500 m long BSRP elevated viaduct below of the BMRCL (Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited) viaduct near Benniganahalli, duly sharing the right of way between BSRP and BMRCL. It is the first of its kind in India, he said.

“Earlier, the works of Corridor-2 (Chillabanawara to Baiyappanahalli for 25.2 km) were also awarded to L&T and the construction activities are in full swing. With the current award of the tender, the total length of 72.08 km of civil works (elevated and level level for BSRP has been allotted, representing around 50 per cent of the total BSRP project alignment. Corridors 2 and 4 were the priority corridors of phase 1 as per set by the Government of Karnataka,” K-RIDE said.

Meanwhile, the tender for Corridor-1 and Corridor-3 will also be called shortly, he added.

South Western Railways is in the advanced stage of handing over the railway land (115.5 acres) to Corridor-4 and is expected to be soon, the statement added.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been modified by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First published: December 30, 2023 | 21:16 IS


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