Urban Railways

BMRCL Floats Tender for KR Puram-Bengaluru Airport Corridor

BMRCL yesterday (Tuesday, 14th July 2020) floated a civil work tender for the 36 km KR Puram-Kempegowda International Airport line. The move is expected to benefit thousands of airport-bound passengers and staff, who currently rely on private cabs and BMTC Vayu Vajra buses to commute.

BMRCL has floated the airport corridor civil work tender in three packages worth Rs. 639.9 crore, Rs 645.3 crore and Rs 620.9 crore, respectively. Officials said they received NoC from Asian Development Bank, which is funding the airport line.

The first package will have eight stations i.e. Kasturinagar, Horamavu, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar, HBR Layout, Nagawara, Veerannapalya and Kempapura.

The second will have Hebbal, Kodigehalli, Jakkur Cross, Yelahanka and Bagalur Cross.

The third package is between Bettahalasuru and Doddajala near Yelahanka Air Force Station which will be constructed underground to not disrupt air base operations.

Bangalore International Airport Limited will build the two proposed Airport City station and KIA Terminal on the airport premises, for which a separate tender will be floated. However, the Centre is yet to approve the corridor project, though it has given in-principle permission to seek loan funding from ADB and JICA.