CMRL Invites Bids for Chennai Metro’s Line-4 & 5’s 1st Section

Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) today initiated the bidding process for its new 26.09 km Line-4 (Light House – Poonamallee) and 47 km Line-5 (Madhavaram – Sholinganallur) of the upcoming 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project.

Tenders (bids) have been invited from construction companies to build Line-4’s first 7.955 km elevated section with 9 stations, from Power House to Porur Junction on Arcot Road, which’ll include a roughly 4.2 km integrated section with Line-5 between Alwartiru Nagar and Porrur Junction with 5 stations.

  • Completion Period: 1080 days (2.95 years)
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 14-Jul-2020 06:00 PM
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 05-Oct-2020 03:00 PM
  • Bid Submission End Date: 12-Oct-2020 05:00 PM
  • Bid Opening Date: 13-Oct-2020 05:00 PM

Tender No: CMRL/CON/Phase-II/C4-ECV-01/2020

Scope: CMRL invites open e-tender from reputed, experienced, financially sound, eligible applicants, who fulfill the qualificiation criteria as mentioned in the tender through International Open Competitive (IOCT) under Single Stage Two Envelope (Technical & Financial) system for the works as detailed below: Construction of Elevated Metro Stations at Power House, Vadapalani, Saligramam, Avichi School, Alwartiru Nagar, Valasaravakkam, Karambakkam, Alapapakkam Junction, Porur Junction & Associated Viaduct from Chainage 10027.102 to Chainage 17982.240 & all associated works.

Route of Line-4 & 5 between Power House and Porur with the indicative location of stations en-route – view Chennai Metro Phase 2 info & route map

At Vadapalani, an interchange facility will be built to allow users to transfer to and from the existing Green Line station.

This section of the Line-4 will be partly financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) through a $356.65 million (approx. Rs. 2700 crore) loan. The loan’s concept review was held and approved on December 13, 2019, and an appraisal decision is planned to be taken in September 2020.

Prior to this, CMRL invited bids for the construction of Line-3’s tunnels in January 2020. The last date to submit bids for it was recently extended to September 9.

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


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15 Responses to "CMRL Invites Bids for Chennai Metro’s Line-4 & 5’s 1st Section"

  1. Rishi Raj says:

    When will work start?

    • TMRG says:

      Not prior to mid-2021.

      Bidding process is expected to take 6-9 months followed by 3 months of contractor mobilization.

  2. RAJ KUMAR S says:

    when Will work.start

  3. RAJ KUMAR S says:

    when the project geta started

  4. Srinivasan says:

    Does it mean that the tender is for integrated viaduct cum stations for both lower deck ( line 4 ) and ( upper deck )in that integrated section !?

  5. Sumit says:

    WHat’s the deal with the integrated section – will there be two separate sets of track, or will they have shared tracks?

    • TMRG says:

      Hasn’t been revealed, but most likely this section will have just one pair of tracks. I don’t see the point of building a double decker viaduct.

  6. Sanjay says:

    At Kelly’s when work will start sir ? This year or next year ?

    • TMRG says:

      Next year. Bid submission deadline is Sept 9 2019. After that, CMRL will need 2-6 months for technical bid evaluation and contractor will need 3-6 months for mobilization / hiring.

  7. Srinivasan says:

    No , it’s double deck integrated only for some 4 kms . Line 4 in level 1 with two tracks and line 5 in level 2 with separate two tracks . It’s already in dpr prepared in December 2018 . Hence asked if tender is for both levels.

  8. Aravindan R says:

    Double decker viaduct is a nonsensical idea. The route itself is ill planned. To cut cost CMRL is doing this. Porur Junction will be an ugly looking concrete forest. ;(

  9. Mothi says:

    Witch location in valasarvakkm metro station???

  10. SWAMINATHAN says:

    at valasaravakkam, whether it is underground or elevated tracks?


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