Ardanuy & Padeco to design different stations belonging to the Bangalore Metro

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has awarded the joint venture of Padeco Co. and Ardanuy’s subsidiary in India a consultancy contract for the design of the Doddajala airport station, as well as for the remodeling of the Baiyappanahalli station. Both projects are part of the two-phase metro project for the city of Bangalore, the capital of the state of Karnataka, in in the south of India. The award (letter of acceptance) was communicated to the two consulting and engineering firms on September 16 and indicated that the contract amounted to about 39,400,000 rupees (at the current exchange rate about 500,000 euros).

These actions will enable both stations to better serve the 57 kilometers of this metropolitan transport project in the Indian city, which is being carried out in two phases. The line is of great importance because it will connect the Central Silk Station (KP Puram) with the Kempegowda International Airport. The DoddaJala station will be built next to the “Airport Une” phase, in order to feed the trains of this line with passengers.

The tender was opened in May 2021 and the technical bids were opened in June 2021. A total of 12 companies submitted different bids. The candidates, in addition to Padeco and Ardanuy, were AECOM India, AYESA India, BARSYL, CEG – Cuatro SA JV, EGIS India, ENIA Design Pvt Ltd, Meinhardt India, MM SpA and STUP Consultans. The companies RINA Consulting S.P.A. and Tata Consulting Engineeers JV had also applied, but were rejected in the technical evaluation process.

Once the works have been awarded, the companies Padeco and Ardanuy India have 36 months to carry out them out.