L&T Wins Chennai Metro Phase 2’s First Construction Contract

Larsen & Toubro today emerged as the lowest bidder 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 financial bids.

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 estimate of appoximately Rs 800 crore, and expects the assigned contractor to finish all civil works within 1080 days (2.95 years). Technical bids were opened in October to reveal 3 bidders.

Bid Values:

FirmBid
Larsen & Toubro (L&T)Rs. 1035.30 Crore
Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. – KEC International (HCC-KEC) JVRs. 1099.15 Crore
NCC Ltd.Rs. 1449.96 Crore

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

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.

L&T’s bid of Rs 1035.30 crore was roughly Rs 235.30 crore (29.41%) higher than CMRL’s estimate – so it remains to be seen if CMRL will bite the bullet and award the contract to get work started OR scrap the process and re-invite bids.

A list of all Chennai Metro Phase 2 tenders (civil, systems) and their status can be viewed here.

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

– TMRG

written by

Global traveler who prefers mass rapid transit

32 Responses to "L&T Wins Chennai Metro Phase 2’s First Construction Contract"

  1. Clevin Gomes says:

    TMRG, is JKumar and NCC have awarded a contract to construct Mumbai Metro Yellow Line Phase 2 (L2B) balance civil work?

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  2. Kaushik says:

    Congrats team L&T

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    • R Govindarajan says:

      Congrats to L&T.
      Always to compete tough in any tender with complete Safety, Quality & Time in mind for the early completion of any Project.
      Wish L&T to complete this also in flying colours.

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  3. A.PRAKASH says:

    When work will start from light house to poonamallee bus depo ?

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    • TMRG says:

      If CMRL awards this section to L&T as-is, then Q2 2021. If it goes into a re-tender (likely), then it will see a minimum 4 month delay.

      Line-4 has 3 sections. Status of each:

      1) Light House to Power House (underground): Tender notice is pending
      2) Power House to Porur Junction: L&T is lowest bidder
      3) Porur to Poonamallee: 3 bids received from same firms; financial bids haven’t been opened.

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  4. Inder Kumar says:

    So happy to know that L&T has been awarded the CMRL Phase 2 construction contract.
    L& T’s quality of materials used and the high degree of workmanship at all levels is their best advertisement.
    Best Wishes team L&T.

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  5. Ullas A N says:

    Any job for Project Electrical Engineers for LnT metro project??

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  6. Sanjay says:

    Hope no more bad incidents in P2

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  8. Santhosh says:

    How is this possible? Alapakkam actually falls in between valasaravakkam and KARAMBAKKAM. Here on the map, it shows like KARAMBAKKAM is in between alapakkam and valasaravakkam. So confusing.

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  9. Hsejar says:

    Once again Congrats L&t 🔥

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  13. SachinKumar Prajapati says:

    Any job for Project Electrical Engineers for LnT metro project??

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  16. Shrirang Kapile says:

    TMRG, When do you expect Tunnel packages of C3 to be opened & awarded?

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    • TMRG says:

      I’m hearing it’ll be opened next week! Let’s see…

      Contract award will depend on bid results.

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      • S. RAJ KUMAR says:

        Dear TMRG…So many companies not bidding in Phase2 like afcons, urc, itdc…You know any reason regarding….?

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        • TMRG says:

          I can’t speak for others, but I know Afcons and CMRL are currently in a legal battle over Phase 1 works.

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          • Shrirang Kapile says:

            TMRG, Its been 5 weeks since this package was opened.. but still neither awarded nor other packages were opened/awarded..
            any idea whats going on? does it have to do with GC contracts are also not awarded?

          • TMRG says:

            L&T’s bid was way over CMRL’s estimate, so I imagine they are still negotiating the final contract value. If that fails, CMRL will have to scrap this tender and re-invite bids.

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