Bids Invited for Chennai Metro Line-4’s Poonamallee Depot

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

Package: DPT-01

Tender: CMRL/CON/PHASE-II/C4-DPT-01/2021

  • 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
Route of Line-4 between Porur and Poonamallee Bypass with the indicative location of stations en-route – view Chennai Metro Phase 2 info & route map

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 PackageStatus
Line-4 & 5: Package C4-ECV-01 – 7.955 km elevated section with 9 stations, from Power House to Porur JunctionLarsen & Toubro is lowest bidder
Line-4: Package C4-ECV-02 – 7.945 km elevated section with 9 stations, from Porur Junction to Poonamalle BypassTechnical Bids Opened on November 10 – 3 bids received
Line-4: Poonamallee DepotBids Invited Today!

A list of all Phase 2 civil & system packages and their status can be viewed here.

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11 Responses to "Bids Invited for Chennai Metro Line-4’s Poonamallee Depot"

  1. Anurag Kumar says:

    What’s about Patna metro underground section??
    Are we going to get it on 13 January or date have been extended..
    How many days it will take this underground section to move in the category of under-construction..

    • TMRG says:

      Technical bid opening is currently scheduled for the 14th. I don’t know if DMRC will extend or not – we will have to wait and see.

      Rough timeline if tech bids get opened:

      Q2: financial bid opening to decide winner
      Q3: start of basic enabling ground-work / mobilization / utility shifting
      Q4: start of construction

  2. Clevin Gomes says:

    Next Stop Mogarpada Depot on 15th Jan

    • TMRG says:

      Hate to break it, but the submission deadline got moved to Feb 17 and opening is now on Feb 22. Most likely has to do with the silly plan to consolidate depots (MMRDA is likely waiting for govt. clarity) than actual bidder inquiries.

  3. Rajanna Yadav says:

    Gud news. Nice move. All the best.

  4. Srinivasan Mariappan Uppathur says:

    Its an useful East – West corridor connecting Guindy in Chennai Metro.

  5. A B PRAKASH says:

    Requesting to extend the line upto Sriperumbudur junction.

  6. Buddha travels says:

    Any vehicle tender available.

  7. Prakash Daryanani says:

    When will work start at Madhavaram


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