BMRCL cancels Outer Ring Road project tender

BMRCL cancels Outer Ring Road project tender

The BMRCL has cancelled the project tender for the KR Puram-Silk Board line on the Outer Ring Road, potentially delaying the line further.

According to a report by the Times of India, the move came after debt-ridden firm IL&FS came out to be the lowest bidder for the Silk Board-Bellandur, Bellandur-Doddanekundi and Doddanekundi-KR Puram packages.

The IL&FS is currently responsible for the construction of the Mysuru Road-Pattanagere stretch of the Kengeri line.

The report, quoting a senior BMRCL official, said that the ongoing work on the RV Road-Bommanasandra and Gottigere-Dairy Circle lines has already affected traffic heavily and adding the 17-kilometre ORR line would only worsen the situation. The official also said that the contractor may not be able to begin work as the traffic police is unlikely to give permission for it.

The BMRCL is said to have cancelled the tender because other bidders quoted a higher price than the IL&FS.

The IL&FS was put under the scanner of the SFIO in October this year and the Centre is looking to sell assets of the debt-ridden firm to provide relief to NBFCs.