K-RIDE to float tender for Bengaluru suburban rail project
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K-RIDE to float tender for Bengaluru suburban rail project

Managing Director of Rail Infrastructure Development Company Karnataka Limited (K-RIDE), Amit Garg, told the media that the delayed Bengaluru suburban rail project worth Rs 15,657 crore is ready to invite bids for civil works.

K-RIDE was formed earlier by the Karnataka government, and the Ministry of Railway is executing the 148 km long rail project. The railway project will have four corridors, including KSR Bengaluru City-Yelahanka-Devanahalli, Byappanahalli-Yeshwantpur-Chikkabanavara, Kengeri-Cantonment-Whitefield, and Heelalige-Yelahanka-Rajanukunte.

Garg told the media that the rail project is on track, and the department is planning to float its first civil work tender soon. All the preparatory tender work is completed. K-RIDE will finalise the civil work tender of Kanaka Line by February 2022.

He further added that about 85% of the land is acquired. Around 5-6% of land from the state government and 7-8% from the individuals will soon be acquired. The trees felling during the Namma metro project and building suburban corridors along the existing railway track is the main issue for K-RIDE.

The operations department of the railways is rarely allowed to construct along the operational railway tracks.

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Also read: Bengaluru suburban rail: 800 cr allocated, metro to be audited

Managing Director of Rail Infrastructure Development Company Karnataka Limited (K-RIDE), Amit Garg, told the media that the delayed Bengaluru suburban rail project worth Rs 15,657 crore is ready to invite bids for civil works. K-RIDE was formed earlier by the Karnataka government, and the Ministry of Railway is executing the 148 km long rail project. The railway project will have four corridors, including KSR Bengaluru City-Yelahanka-Devanahalli, Byappanahalli-Yeshwantpur-Chikkabanavara, Kengeri-Cantonment-Whitefield, and Heelalige-Yelahanka-Rajanukunte. Garg told the media that the rail project is on track, and the department is planning to float its first civil work tender soon. All the preparatory tender work is completed. K-RIDE will finalise the civil work tender of Kanaka Line by February 2022. He further added that about 85% of the land is acquired. Around 5-6% of land from the state government and 7-8% from the individuals will soon be acquired. The trees felling during the Namma metro project and building suburban corridors along the existing railway track is the main issue for K-RIDE. The operations department of the railways is rarely allowed to construct along the operational railway tracks. Image Source Also read: Bengaluru suburban rail: 800 cr allocated, metro to be audited

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