Namma Metro’s Mysuru Road extension work may go beyond 2019


Namma Metro’s Mysuru Road extension work may go beyond 2019

It appears that Namma Metro’s Mysuru Road extension, which was to be ready by the end of this year, may not materialise before December 2019. This is evident as the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) has not awarded contracts for the architectural work of the six stations on this route.

What’s more, it is yet to invite bids for track-laying, signalling and electrical work. The work on the stations, track laying, signalling and electrical work is known to take more than a year. And, that is excluding the preliminary bureaucratic processes.

Early this month, the BMRCL floated bids for the “architectural finishing and public health engineering work for six stations of Reach 2 (A & B).”

The contract, which is likely to be awarded only by August this year, has set a deadline of 15 months. This indicates that the entire project between Nayandahalli and Kengeri will be ready only by the end of 2019. Read More

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