3 Bidders for Chennai Metro Line 4 & 5’s Construction

Three construction firms / consortia today submitted tenders (bids) to construct the first 7.955 km elevated section (ECV-01) of Chennai Metro’s new 26.09 km Line-4 (Light House – Poonamallee) and 47 km Line-5 (Madhavaram – Sholinganallur), after officials from the Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) opened technical bids this afternoon to reveal its list of bidders.

This section of Line-4 with 9 stations from Power House to Porur Junction on Arcot Road will include a roughly 4.2 km double-decker integrated section with Line-5 with 5 stations between Alwartiru Nagar and Porur Junction.

CMRL had invited tenders (bids) for this section of the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project in July with an estimated cost of Rs 800 crore, and expects the assigned contractor to finish all civil works within 1080 days (2.95 years).


  • Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. – KEC International (HCC-KEC) JV
  • Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T)
  • NCC Ltd.

Package: C4-ECV-01

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

The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor.

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 approved on December 13, 2019, and a formal appraisal decision is currently pending.

With today’s development, here’s the status of all packages for which bids have been invited so far. For Line-4, tender notices are still pending for its 10.07 km underground section connecting Light House with Meenakshi College.

Line-3: Package TU01 – 9 km tunnels from Venugoapl Nagar Shaft to Kelly’s StationBids Invited in January 2020 (Bid Opening: Oct 31)
Line-3: Package TU02 – 12 km twin tunnels from Kellys Station to Taramani Road JunctionBids Invited in January 2020 (Bid Opening: Oct 31)
Line-4/5: Package ECV-01 – 7.955 km elevated section with 9 stations from Power House to Porur JunctionTechnical Bids Opened Today!
Line-4: Package ECV-02 – 7.945 km elevated section with 9 stations from Porur Junction to Poonamallee BypassBids Invited in August 2020 (Bid Opening: Nov 10)

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


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14 Responses to "3 Bidders for Chennai Metro Line 4 & 5’s Construction"

  1. Clevin Gomes says:

    Finally, some news on Chennai Metro. TMRG, I’ve heard that the Chennai Metro Phase 2 will have Japanese Rolling Stock, because of conditions of JICA.Why they didn’t give scope to Indian Rolling Stock manufacturers?Well this will be the 1st time when Indian Metros will use Japanese Rolling Stock, but it will be better to give more scope to Indian manufacturers.

  2. Dd says:

    Esme two line ek sath follow karegi
    Agar yes to dono ka station line same hoga kya
    Ya fir kuch aur
    Bhut confusion hai

  3. Ramesh says:

    The Rail link from Velachery to St Thomas Mount has to be completed so that seamless travel is ensured with interchange at St Thomas Mount.
    It’s long since it’s completed. Plz complete it as only the last bit is not commissioned. It will help people from Velachery , Pallikaranai Madipakam and around as well as reduce road traffic in these area

  4. Prakash says:

    When will metro work start in Madhavaram.
    Plan was to start this year. Due to Covid-19 work is suspend. Pls inform when will work start.

  5. Rajasekaran says:

    In the case of line-5. Line 5 should
    instead run along porur- gundy-velachery-medavakam-tambarm. The existing central-alandur line should be extended to solinganallur via keelkatalai/medavakam. This system will be more viable and user friendly than the present proposal.

  6. Sumit Malik says:

    So … it will be a double decker structure with two parallel metro lines.

  7. balasubramanian dhanasekaran says:

    For indian conditions metro is not suitable only very few are using it. Why regular rail service are not built instead of metro. It is just dumping money stacked in foreign entities in india causing burden of repayment. It is not a ecnomically viable investment.


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