CMRL Invites Bids for Chennai Metro’s Wimco Nagar Depot

Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. has invited bids from infrastructure firms for the construction of its second depot at Wimco Nagar to support operations and maintenance work on its 54.1 km Phase 1 network.

The new depot, part of the 9 km Phase 1 extension project in north Chennai, will be used to only clean, wash and house trains overnight at 17 stabling lines, and provide ancillary support to the network’s main depot at Koyambedu where all heavy maintenance work will continue to be carried out. The depot will be elevated and is likely to be supported by stilts similar to Delhi Metro’s Jasola Stabling Yard and the upcoming Noida Stabling Yard.

Notice Inviting Tenders – Package ADC-03
Construction of elevated depot at Wimco Nagar including RC roof, architectural finishes, plumbing works, signage, auto coach washing plant, security rooms & boundary walls, design of temporary works (scaffolding, staging etc.), traffic diversion, utility shifting and all associated works.
link to notice

Tender documents go on sale between September 14 – November 11. The last date for submitting bids is November 15 (2 pm) after which they’ll be opened & evaluated for eligibility at 2:30 pm. CMRL would like work to be completed within 540 days (approx 1.5 years) after the contract is awarded.

The new depot’s exact location hasn’t ever been disclosed, but it’s slated to come up close to the Wimco Nagar Railway Station somewhere here –

One of Chennai’s Alstom trains getting washed at Koyambedu Depot – Photo Copyright: ET

Here’s a brilliant short video of Chennai’s Koyambedu Depot, recently uploaded by The Hindu, which shows how Chennai’s 42 train-set strong Alstom fleet gets cleaned and washed –

Before you leave, take a tour of the Koyambedu Depot here with lots of images from inside and outside.

For more updates, check out the Chennai section of the The Metro Rail Guy!


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8 Responses to "CMRL Invites Bids for Chennai Metro’s Wimco Nagar Depot"

  1. Kumaran says:

    when pile and pile cap will complete between wimco nagar and tondiarpet.

    • TMRG says:

      I’m trying to ascertain who got the contract for that. Once awarded, that work shouldn’t take more than 18 months to be completed for the entire stretch.

      • Kumaran says:

        I can see in the barricade as NCC and doing pile work. but i couldn’t see any update in TMRG.

        • TMRG says:

          That contract clearly escaped my radar. Didn’t hear from anyone or see it being reported in the media either.

        • TMRG says:

          From initial research, it appears they got the Toll Gate-Wimco Nagar (3 km) contract for package ECV-103. Now let me check who got ECV-101 and ECV-102 for the actual viaduct.

      • PRAVEEN PRAKASH says:

        Hello TMRG,
        I guess this project had been awarded to Gannon Dunkereley company. I wanted to know if they have been blacklisted by CMRL and given to other company on Risk & Cost basis?

        Can you please provide me the status of this?

  2. kumaran says:

    let me know when it ‘ll complete…

  3. pavithra says:

    when the metro will be ready from Kaladipet to alandur and how much the fair will be?


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