9 Bidders for Chennai Metro Line-4’s General Consultant Contract

Moments ago, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) opened bids from design engineering and project management firms to reveal that 9 bidders, all in a joint venture, had submitted Expression of Interest (EOI) proposals for Chennai Metro Line-4’s General Consultant (GC) contract.

The 26.09 km east-west Line-4 will connect Lighthouse with Poonamallee Bypass via Porur through 30 stations, 18 elevated and 12 underground, in the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project.

CMRL had invited EOI proposals / applications on January 11, 2020 to assign a General Consultant with an objective to assist them in the preparation and speedy implementation of the project. Per the notice, a consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality-Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method.


  2. JV of M/s Egis Rail SA, M/s MM SPA, M/s Italferr SPA and M/s Surbano Jurong Infrastructure Pte Ltd
  3. JV of M/s Louis Berger SAS, M/s Geodata Engineering SpA and M/s Hill International Inc
  4. JV of M/s TPF Getinsa Eurostudios S.L, M/s Artelia SAS & M/s Rodic Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  5. JV of M/s RITES Ltd, M/s Nippon Koei India Pvt. Ltd, M/s Nippon Koei Co. Ltd, M/s Arup India Pvt. Ltd and Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd.
  6. JV of M/s Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (Shair and Partners) s.a.l. (DAR), BALAJI RAILROAD SYSTEMS Pvt. LTD (BARSYL) and China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co. Ltd. (CREEC)
  7. JV of DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH, Ayesa Ingeniería y Arquitectura, S.A.U, Korea Rail Network Authority and Dohwa Engineering Co. Ltd
  8. JV of M/s RINA Consulting SPA and Yuksel Proje Uluslararasi A.S
  9. JV of M/s AudingIntraesa SA Spain, M/s Tata Consulting Engineers Limited, India and M/s STUP Consultants Pvt. Ltd, India.
Route of Chennai’s Line-4 connecting Poonamallee Bypass — Porur – Light House – view Chennai Metro Phase 2 info & full route map

This consultancy service will be financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). In December 2019, AIIB approved a concept proposal to lend USD 356.65 million (approx. Rs. 2700 crore) to finance a part of Line-4’s construction including support and technical assistance required by CMRL.

Back in 2019, a consortum of Nippon Koei India Pvt. Ltd., Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers & Consultants Pvt. Ltd. and Balaji Railroad Systems Pvt. Ltd were awarded a General Consultancy contract, valued at Rs. 348.1 cr (5.4 billion yen), for the 52.01 km priority section (Line-3 & Line-5) of Chennai Metro’s Phase 2 project.

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7 Responses to "9 Bidders for Chennai Metro Line-4’s General Consultant Contract"

  1. Swetha says:

    I think this Chennai metro project will take another 10-20yrs to cm up..tn govt learn from Delhi n Bangalore hw fast the work is done thr with all facilities.

  2. Abhinav Shrivastava says:

    Main competitors are 1, 4 and 7 only.

  3. Narayanan TT says:

    This is nothing to do with TN Govt,
    Ours is also fairly a fast project only
    We chennai people to patronise more and not to compare with the TN bus service

  4. Jonathan Andrews says:

    How’s AECOM to work there as a Jr Planning Engineer ? Reviews and help would be appreciated…

  5. Partha says:

    Don’t allow any Chinese company get the contract.

    • Clevin Gomes says:

      Sahi bola, in sabhi Chinese company kho desh se nikhalo. Also, Banglore Metro needs to terminate the Banglore Metro phase 2 rolling stock contract from Chinese CRRC, and reinvite tender.


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