Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) today invited tenders (bids) for the construction of a train depot at Poonamallee for Chennai Metro’s new 26.09 km Line-4 which will connect Light House with Poonamallee Bypass through 30 stations.
This is the first of two depots planned in the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, and will be used to stable and maintain the line’s 78 3-coach train-sets for which bids were invited in December. The project’s other mega depot at Madhavaram in north Chennai will be used for lines 3 and 5. A smaller stabling yard at SIPCOT is no longer part of the plans.
The depot’s design details such as the number of stabling, workshop, inspection lines wasn’t mentioned in the basic tender notice and remains unknown at this time.
Brief Scope: Construction of Depot at Poonamallee including Structural Works, Architectural Finishes, Plumbing Works, Signages , Utility shifting & Boundary wall and all Associated works
- Completion Period: 1095 days (3 years)
- Pre-Bid Meeting: 12/02/2021 at 11:00 hour
- Bid Submission End Date: 12/04/2021 up to 15:00 Hrs
- Technical Bid Opening Date: 13/04/2021 at 15:00 Hrs
The depot lies just north of the Poonamallee Bypass Station in west Chennai. This tender notice is so far the 12th tender notice for Phase 2’s civil work and 3rd for Line-4.
|Line-4 & 5: Package C4-ECV-01 – 7.955 km elevated section with 9 stations, from Power House to Porur Junction||Larsen & Toubro is lowest bidder|
|Line-4: Package C4-ECV-02 – 7.945 km elevated section with 9 stations, from Porur Junction to Poonamalle Bypass||Technical Bids Opened on November 10 – 3 bids received|
|Line-4: Poonamallee Depot||Bids Invited Today!|
A list of all Phase 2 civil & system packages and their status can be viewed here.
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