Vascon Engineers bag Rs 160 crore contract to build Metro depot in Kadugodi 



Bengaluru: Construction firm Vascon Engineers Ltd, which is headquartered in Pune, has bagged Rs 160 crore contract from the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. The project involves the construction of Metro Rail Depot in Kadugodi, site development works, internal roads and drainage works.

While the BMRCL is yet to announce the deal on its website, the Pune-based company has disclosed that it has received a letter of acceptance from BMRCL. Tenders for the project was floated in early 2019. 

Sources in the BMRCL said that 11 construction firms had participated in the bids for the construction of Metro Depot in Kadugodi. While Vascon Engineers emerged the lowest bidder (Rs 159.88 crore), New Delhi-based Parnika Commercial and Estates lost the bids as it quoted just Rs 3 crore more than the lowest bidder. 

Other companies that participated in the bidding include: Mumbai-based KEC International (Rs 166 crore), Renaatus Projects (Rs 169 crore), Delhi-based Ahluwalia Contracts (Rs 177 crore), Ahmedabad-based Dineshchandra Agrawal Infracon (Rs 178.83 crore), Montecarlo Ltd from Ahmedabad (Rs 187.17 crore), ISGEC Heavy Engineering (Rs 175 crore), Pune-based Rohan Builders (Rs 189 crore) and Bengaluru-based URC Construction (Rs 191 crore). 

The BMRCL has set a deadline of 24 months to complete the Rs 160 crore project. The depot will come on 44-acre forest land, which was acquired by BMRCL in March this year. Besides the depot, the forest land will also accommodate three metro stations such as Kadugodi, Ujwala Vidyalaya and Whitefield. 

The proposed depot in Kadugodi will cater to the operational and maintenance requirements of East-West corridor including the under-construction Baiyappanahalli – Whitefield Metro line. The BMRCL plans to use the existing Baiyappanahalli depot, which currently services trains that operate on Mysore Road – Baiyappanahalli line, for the upcoming KR Puram – Silk Board Metro line. 

As per BMRCL’s newsletter, the contractor ITD Cementation India has completed 44% to 58% civil work on the Whitefield – Baiyappanahalli Metro corridor.