Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) today invited tenders (bids) for the construction of a 12.431 km viaduct and 12 elevated stations (Package C5-ECV-02) between CMBT – Puzhuthivakkam on Chennai Metro’s new 47 km Line-5 which will connect Madhavaram and Sholinganallur through 48 stations.
This is so far the 12th tender notice for civil work on the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project and 4th for Line-5. It consists of 2 disjointed sections on either side of the double-decker Package C4-ECV-01 (Power House – Porur) for which Larsen & Toubro emerged as the lowest bidder in December 2020.
The two sections and other infrastructure within this package include:
- CMBT to Alwartiru Nagar (approx. 3.2 km) with 3 stations at Grain Market, Sai Nagar Bus Stop, Elango Nagar Bus Stop
- Porur Junction to Puzhuthivakkam (approx. 9 km) with 9 stations at Mugalivakkam, DLF IT SEZ, Sathya Nagar, CTC, BUTT Road, Alandur, Adambakkam, Vanuvampet and Puzhuthivakkam
- Integrated grade separator (flyover) from Mugalivakkam to MIOT Hospital
- Underpass at Vanuvampet
The inclusion of an integrated grade separator indicates that the Mugalivakkam – CTC section (approx. 2.5 km) of Line-5 could possibly be a double-decker viaduct for vehicles and metro trains, like the local one at Vadapalani or the one that just opened in Nagpur.
Tender No.: CMRL/PHASE II/CORRIDOR 5/C5-ECV-02
- Completion Period: 36 months (3 years)
- Pre-Bid Meeting: 12.03.2021 at 11.00 hrs
- Bid Submission End Date: 27.05.2021 up to 15.00 hrs
- Technical Bid Opening Date: 28.05.2021 at 15.00 hrs
Brief Scope: Construction of Elevated Viaduct of Approx. 12.431 km length from ((Ch: 16178 m to 19296 m, Ch:22962 m to 30199 m, Ch: 31178m to 31241 m & Ch: 31657 m to 33710 m)) between CMBT Metro station (excluding station) and Puzhuthivakkam Metro Station including special spans and Construction of 12 no. of Elevated Stations at Grain Market, Sai Nagar Bus Stop, Elango Nagar Bus Stop, Mugalivakkam, DLF IT SEZ, Sathya Nagar, CTC, BUTT Road, Alandur, Adambakkam, Vanuvampet and Puzhuthivakkam and Integrated highway grade separator from Mugalivakkam to MIOT Hospital ,Vehicular underpass at Vanuvampet and all associated works in Corridor-5 of Chennai Metro Rail Project- Phase-2
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.
Here’s a status of Line-5’s civil packages so far (north to south):
|Line-5: Package UG6 – 5.8 km underground section with 5 stations from Kolathur and Nathamuni||Bids Invited January 7|
|Line-5: Package C5-ECV-02 – 12.431 km elevated section from CMBT to Alwartiru Nagar and from Porur Junction to Puzhuthivakkam with 12 stations||Bids Invited Today! (this post)|
|Line-4 & 5: Package C4-ECV-01 – 7.955 km elevated section from Power House to Porur Junction with 9 stations||Larsen & Toubro is lowest bidder|
|Line-5: Package C5-ECV-03 – 11.61 km elevated section with 11 stations from Puzhuthivakkam to Sholinganallur||Bids Invited November 11|
With this development, for Line-5 – tender notices are now pending for its CMBT – Nadhamuni (approx. 4.5 km) and Kolathur – Madhavaram (approx. 5 km) elevated sections.
A list of all Phase 2 civil & system packages and their status can be viewed here.
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