The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRC) has awarded a detailed designed consultancy for electrical and power supply contract to the consortium of Ardanuy Ingeniería and Ardanuy India Pvt. Ltd. in order to expand this transportation network.
The scope of the power supply contract includes detailed design consultancy services for power supply & distribution system, 750 Volt DC third rail traction electrification and SCADA system for phase-2A (ORR line) & phase-2B (Airport line) of Bangalore Metro rail project.
The Consortium made up of Ardanuy Ingeniería and Ardanuy India Pvt. Ltd. will be now part of implementing two new lines for the Bangalore Metro: the Airport Line and the ORR Line.
The new line, after commissioned, will bring in much-needed flexibility in the network while significantly reducing vehicular traffic in the city. It will enable Bengalureans to traverse the length and breadth of the city hassle-free and also add positively to the environmental needs.
Both lines will have a total length of 53.68 kilometers, will serve around one million passengers by 2040 and will have 30 stations between them. The project will cost an estimated 750 million euros for the ORR line and around 1.325 million euros for the Airport Connection line.
The Bangalore metro network expansion works will be divided into two phases. Phase 2A corresponds to the ORR Line and will run along 17 kilometers with 13 stations. Phase 2B will connect the metro line to the airport with a section length of 36.68 kilometers and 17 stations.
For Ardanuy Ingeniería, this contract consolidates the Company’s order book in India. India is a country in which the Consulting Firm is already well-established thanks to its subsidiary Ardanuy India Pvt and is currently participating in numerous projects for both railways as well as urban transport.
Other than carrying out different activities for both the East and West Freight Corridors (DFCC), other important projects that the Company is involved in are the Chikjajur-Bellary line (between Hyderabad and Bangalore) and the Virbhadra – New Rishikesh line (Rishikesh).
The consulting firm also collaborates in different design engineering works for the metros of Kochi, Mumbai, and Delhi.