The first tender for one corridor of the ₹15,767-crore Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project (BSRP) has been floated by its implementing agency. The tender by the Rail Infrastructure Development Enterprises (Karnataka) Limited (K-RIDE) for the 25.01 km Baiyappanahalli-Chikkabanavara Line (referred to as Second Corridor) housing 14 stations along the corridor, which will start at Baiyappanahalli and run via Banaswadi, Lottegehalli, Whitefield and Yesvantpur before terminating at Chikkabanavara.
This tender is meant for construction of an 8-km elevated viaduct (the structure on which rails are laid), RoBs, RuBs, drains, utility diversions and retaining wall. Infrastructural works between Beniganahalli and Chikkabanavara except station buildings are also covered in the tender. Both technical and financial bids for the line have been called. The date for the opening of the technical bid is January 10, 2022. The bidder will be given a 27-month deadline after the contract is awarded to complete the project.