Bids Invited for Chennai Metro’s Sholinganallur – SIPCOT Section

Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) on Friday night invited tenders (bids) for the construction of a 10.13 km viaduct and 9 elevated stations (Package C3-ECV-01) between Sholinganallur Lake and SIPCOT 2 on Chennai Metro’s new 45.813 km Line-3 (Madhavaram – SIPCOT).

This is so far the 13th tender notice for civil work on the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, 8th for Line-3, and the 1st for Line-3’s approximately 19 km elevated section that runs between Taramani Link Road and SIPCOT 2 on Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR).

A train depot planned at SIPCOT was dropped in 2020 and has been replaced by an elevated stabling yard, similar to the one under construction in Wimco Nagar for the 9.051 km Phase 1 Extension project. A station planned at St Joseph College is no longer in the works.

Tender No.: CMRL/CON/PHASE-II/C3-ECV-01/2021

  • Deadline: 36 months (3 years)
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: March 9, 2021 at 1100 hrs
  • Bid Submission End Date: May 5, 2021 up to 1500 hrs
  • Technical Bid Opening Date: May 5, 2021 at 1500 hrs

Brief Scope: Construction of elevated viaduct (approximate length of 10 km), nine (9) elevated metro stations at Sholinganallur Lake, Ponniamman Temple, Sathyabama University, Semmancheri, Gandhi Nagar, Navallur, Siruseri, SIPCOT 1 and SIPCOT 2 and stabling viaduct at SIPCOT

CMRL’s official Phase 2 map with my edits showcasing this package between Sholinganallur Lake – SIPCOT 2 – view Phase 2 info & route map

This is the first civil package to be financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) which, besides a part of Line-3, is also evaluating a proposal to finance Line-4’s 10 km underground section (Lighthouse – Meenakshi College) through a combined $780 million (approx. Rs. 5890 crore) loan.

With this development, for Line-3 – only 1 tender notice is now pending for its Taramani Link Road – Sholinganallur Lake section (approx. 9 km) with 10 planned stations at Nehru Nagar, Kandanchavadi, Perungudi, Thoraipakkam, Mettukuppam, PTC Colony, Okkiyampet, Karapakkam, Okkiyam Thoraipakkam and Sholinganallur. That section will be financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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

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15 Responses to "Bids Invited for Chennai Metro’s Sholinganallur – SIPCOT Section"

  1. Clevin Gomes says:

    When Platform Screen Doors will be equipped for Mumbai Metro Yellow/Red Lunes?

    • TMRG says:

      Haven’t seen any images or reports of their installation starting.

      This is a critical system component which ideally should be installed from the get-go rather than when operations begin as the window to install and test will be limited.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hey TMRG,
    Has the metro span over nice road of the yellow line completed?

  3. Anand Asir A says:

    The double decker stretch between Taramani and Sholinganallur still active?
    Does metro planning to build it along with NH or going to be separate?

    • TMRG says:

      Hi, the tender notice’s brief scope makes no mention of a double-decker structure, so double-decker is likely not part of the plans. But then again, it’s just a very basic scope so we’ll have to wait until the full tender docs are out.

  4. A.prakash says:

    When will light house kucthery road work will start

  5. Prahlad says:

    Good luck, finish the project AEAP.

  6. Subash N says:

    Hey TMRG looks like they dropped one station St Joseph collage station

  7. Metro rail says:

    Critical dates are wrongly mentioned in this post.


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