K-RIDE floats Land Survey Tender for Bengaluru Suburban Rail

K-RIDE (Rail lnfrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Limited) has floated a tender for the land survey of Bangaluru Suburban Rail. The scope of work includes survey, identification and investigation of underground, overground and overhead utilities and structures using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system.

The work involves manual trenching and preparation of conceptual diversion plans and estimates for shifting the utilities. According to K-RIDE, the tender floated for the survey, identification and investigation of utilities for Bengaluru suburban railway project in and around Bengaluru city at a cost of Rs 1.10 crore. Another tender was called for the land survey for Bengaluru suburban railway project in and around Bengaluru city at a cost of Rs 62.79 lakh. The last date of submission of the tender is March 24.

“The project is yet to get CCEA approval. The land survey is a project preparedness activity” said a source. Karnataka Railway Vedike founder-member KN Krishnaprasad said: “There is no clarity over the project. While finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently said the project doesn’t require CCEA approval, the railway ministry says they need CCEA approval to start the work. Our wait for the project is only getting longer.