The Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) has launched the bidding process for the last piece of the 23.10 km Blue Line’s 9 km extension to north Chennai by inviting bids for the construction of its 6.20 km elevated extension from Korrukupet to Wimco Nagar.
Financed partly by JICA, construction work on the elevated section will be carried out under 2 civil packages, ECV-101 and ECV-102, with each package consisting of 3 stations. The 2.4 km underground portion of this extension, between Washermenpet and Korrukupet, is well under construction with Afcons Infra building the line’s tunnels (package UAA-08) and the IL&FS – PJSC Kyivmetrobud JV building its 2 new stations (package UAA-09) at Sir Theagaraya College and Korukkupet.
Notice Inviting Tenders – Package ECV-101
Construction of elevated viaduct from 2900.00m to Chainage 6151.00m (3.25 km) for standard gauge twin track Metro rail and Three elevated stations- Tondiarpet, Tollgate and Thangal, including Architectural, Plumbing, Roofing, Signage works (Scaffolding, staging etc.) traffic diversion associated works excluding Piles and Pile cap Chainage:3320m to Chainage:5308.435 m – link to notice
Notice Inviting Tenders – Package ECV-102
Construction of elevated viaduct from Chainage 6151.00m to Chainage 9000.00m (2.85 km) for standard gauge twin track Metro rail including 400m depot approach and Three elevated stations Gowri Ashram, Tiruvottiyur and Wimco Nagar, Architectural, Plumbing, roofing, Signages design of temporary works (Scaffolding, staging e traffic diversion, utility shifting and all associated works Pile caps from Chainage 7700m to Chainage 8544.7 – link to notice
Note that package ECV-102’s scope also includes the construction of a 400m viaduct connecting the main-line with the new Wimco Nagar Depot.
The elevated portion of the line’s extension begins north of the Korukkupet ramp and includes 6 new stations at Tondiarpet, Toll Gate, Thangal, Gowri Ashram, Tiruvottiyur and Wimco Nagar:
The last date for submitting tender documents for both packages is July 10 (2 pm) after which the bids will be opened & evaluated for eligibility at 2:30 pm. Financial bids are expected to be opened in Q4 2017 with preliminary work (utility shifting, site barricading) starting in early 2018.
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