Bids Invited for Chennai Metro Line-5’s 2nd Elevated Section

Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) on Wednesday invited tenders (bids) for the construction of a 11.61 km elevated section (Package ECV-03) from Puzhuthivakkam to Sholinganallur of Chennai Metro’s new 47 km Line-5 which will connect Madhavaram and Sholinganallur through 48 stations.

This civil package with 11 stations is at the extreme southern end of Line-5, and is so far the 10th for the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project and 2nd for Line-5 for which bids have been invited.

Prior to this, CMRL received 3 bids for Line-4’s Package ECV-01 (Power House – Porur Junction) on Arcot Road which includes a roughly 4.2 km double-decker integrated section with Line-5, with 5 stations between Alwartiru Nagar and Porur Junction.

Brief Scope: Construction of Elevated Viaduct of Approximately 11.61 km length from Ch: 33710 m to 45320 m between Puzhuthivakkam Metro Station (excluding) and beyond Elcot Metro station including Construction of 11 Nos(Eleven Numbers) of Elevated Stations at Madipakkam, Kilkattalai, Echangadu, Kovilambakkam, Vellakkal, Medavakkam Koot Road, Kamaraj Garden Street, Medavakkam Junction, Perumbakkam, Global Hospital and Elcot and all associated works in Corridor-5 of Chennai Metro Rail Project- Phase-2


  • Completion Period: 36 months (3 years)
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 13.11.2020 at 18:00 hrs
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: 15-12-2020 at 11.00 hrs
  • Bid Submission End Date: 11-02-2021 at 15:00 hrs
  • Technical Bid Opening Date: 12-02-2021 at 15:00 hrs
CMRL’s official Phase 2 map with my edits showcasing this package’s route between Puzhuthivakkam and Sholinganallur – view Phase 2 info & route map

Like Line-4 (Light House – Poonamallee)’s elevated section, this section of Line-5 will be partly financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) through a $438.75 million (approx. Rs. 3266 crore) loan. The loan’s concept review was approved on April 7, 2020, and a formal appraisal decision is currently pending.

With this development, for Line-5 – tender notices are now pending for its Puzhuthivakkam – Porur Junction (approx. 10 km) and Alwartiru Nagar – Madhavaram Milk Colony (approx. 20 km) sections.

A list of all Phase 2 civil packages (10 so far) and their status can be viewed here.

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


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11 Responses to "Bids Invited for Chennai Metro Line-5’s 2nd Elevated Section"

  1. SS says:

    Good to see so many tenders coming out. I think upcoming elections must be the reason for the increase in activity…

  2. GANESH says:

    Project should finish soon and open for traffic b4 government cancel or loot.

  3. balasubramanian dhanasekaran says:

    Waste of money. Future generations are burdened with huge loan amount.

  4. Rony says:

    TMRG , can u add all the metro station in google map extension for chennai metro phase 2 . It will be really helpful.

  5. Athigaman V says:

    Some 10s years back, a slogan north is flourishing, but south is diminishing. That comes true in case of Metro and other developmental works. North TN is very flourishing, but South TN is being neglected.

    Metro like services need not be thought of, in southern TN like, Salem, Erode, Trichy, Madurai, Tirupur, Coimbatore; mono rail services, which is very much cost effective when compared to costlier Metro services, are suffice to meet the growing need in those areas. Officials/politicians may think on that line.

  6. Manish k Solanki says:

    Wow awesome Planning for bright future,Superb Connectivity for chennai life style and saves travelling time..

  7. M.Ramanathan says:

    What’s the use of Metro in Chennai?!! Most of them left Chennai, and most of them are WFH. Then what’s the use? Perhaps, if atleast CMRL did extend services upto Kilambakkam might be useful. Again and again in Chennai too, North Chennai is flourishing and South Suburb Chennai is going down. No more development. Except Vandalur bridge!!! No more Metro or any light mode transport & development in Trichy, Madurai. System failure in Dravidian Rulers for past 50 years. Need a change for TN state. Om Sai Ram.

  8. Nisanth says:

    Hello TMRG ! where do you get the information regarding these tenders ? .. because even the official eprocure page of the government doesnot show these tenders..

  9. Pradeep says:

    Hello TMRG.

    Since the technic bid opening date was 12th Feb. Any ideas on who the qualified bidders are ?


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