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
Tender: CMRL/PHASE II/CORRIDOR 5/C5-ECV-03
- 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
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.
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Hat-tip to Oswald