Tata Projects Wins Chennai Peripheral Ring Road’s Section 1

September 27, 2021 Update: Tata Projects has been awarded Section 1’s contract LOA.

February 5, Original Post: Tata Projects Limited (TPL) on Thursday emerged as the lowest bidder for constructing the 133.38 km Chennai Peripheral Ring Road’s Section 1 after Tamil Nadu Road Development Company (TNRDC) opened financial bids.

The 25.31 km Section 1 of this new access controlled expressway, Chennai’s 4th ring road, connects Ennore Port with NH16 (old NH5) at Thatchur. This is the northern-most package and the second shortest of 5 packages (more details at the bottom). It consists of a 6 lane divided carriageway with a 2 lane service road on both sides.

This section includes a 1.4-km bridge over Buckingham Canal. There will be 26 structures in the project, including eight major bridges, eight minor ones, two road-over-bridges, seven vehicle underpasses/vehicle overpasses and one interchange. It will also include 29.38 km of drains and 41.88 km of retaining wall.

TNRDC invited bids for this package in 2019 through a 40,074 million Yen (approx. Rs 2470 crore) loan assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for which a formal agreement was signed in January 2020.

TNRDC’s Estimate: Rs. 2500.00 crore

Financial Bid Values:

Tata ProjectsRs. 2229.44 crore
Ashoka BuildconRs. 2815.32 crore
GR Infra – Gawar JVRs. 2865.73 crore
PNC – SPSCPL JVRs. 2895.56 crore
Gayatri – YFC – SPL JVRs. 2917.37 crore
NCCRs. 3068.18 crore

Contract: Package-1

Brief Scope: Package-1: Formation of Chennai Peripheral Ring Road Section-1 (Northern Port Access Road) connecting Ennore Port with Thatchur on NH-5 including spur link of extension of ORR with NPAR including ITS Component

This new road will connect Singaperumalkoil, Sriperumbudur, Tiruvallur, Tamaraipakkam, Periyapalayam, Puduvoyal and Kattupalli at an estimated cost of Rs 12,301 crore.

The project’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) was created by STUP Consultants and can be viewed here. Bids for Sections 2 were invited in 2020 and bids for section 3 (besides section 5) are pending. Those two sections will be financed by Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) through a USD 378 million loan, and the bank’s board held a concept review for it on March 13.

Tamil Nadu Road Development Corporation (TNRDC) is the executor of Package 1. The rest will be executed by Tamil Nadu Road Infrastructure and Development Corporation (TNRIDC).

Here’s a status of all CPRR packages:

Section 1: Ennore Port – Thatchur (25.31 km)Financial Bids Opened (this post)
Section 2: Thatchur – Thurvallur Bypass (26.20 km)Bids Invited Dec 31, 2020
Section 3: Thiruvallur Bypass – Sriperumpudur (30.60 km)Tender Notice Pending
Section 4: Sriperumpudur – Singaperumal Koil (23.80 km)Constructed (may need to be upgraded)
Section 5: Singaperumal Koil – Poonjeri Junction (near ECR) (27.47 km, 4 lanes)Tender Notice Pending

In case you missed it, I started tracking miscellaneous big-ticket contracts earlier this year and this fits right in.

Update: I’ve created a new information page for Chennai Peripheral Ring Road with detailed information – check it out here.

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39 Responses to "Tata Projects Wins Chennai Peripheral Ring Road’s Section 1"

  1. Gourav says:

    Strange, where is L&T

  2. Ramana says:

    Glad to read about projects other than metro

  3. Kanishka says:

    Any news on Delhi’s UER-II?

  4. Krishna Mohan Rao A N says:

    Welcome 4th project ring inner road from TPL

  5. Krishna Mohan Rao A N says:

    C have proposed new CRML proposal between Tiruvallur to mogappair east and west via ambattur IE, Ambattur OT, stelfort hospital, Thirumullaivoyal colony, venkatachalam Nagar TVML, ,Thirumullaivoyal Main Road, Murugappa polyecthnic college, Annanur, Avadi, Pattabiram, Hindu college, K ambattur, Vedamapetti, . Hope you consider my proposal idea

  6. B.k.sahu says:

    Who is the consultant

  7. Manivannan says:


  8. Subbu says:

    Appreciate Mr.krishna’s proposal ..good suggestion ..needed urgently ..on top priority

  9. Bharanithar says:

    4th ring road ?
    There’s 1) inner ring road 2) outer ring road and this current 3) peripheral ring road. Which is the 4th ?

    • TMRG says:

      Chennai Bypass. That’s the one between inner and outer. In the above map, it’s the second from the right.

      On a side note – all of these aren’t perfect rings or even semi-circular (apart from CPRR), but are referred to as a ring road in official and non-official content.

  10. Chandra says:

    In the mentioned project , which has been awarded to Tata projects, does Tata have a joint venture partner or, they participated alone ?

  11. Prasenjit Ghanti says:

    I want to apply for the post of survey engineer

  12. Ganesh says:

    Any idea whether the construction is going to start from port or from thachur?

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  14. Santhosh says:

    Hi TMRG,
    Any update on the section 2 Tender status? was it opened?
    Also was work order for TATA issued?

    • TMRG says:

      Haven’t heard about Section 2’s bids getting opened. Must still be in technical bid evaluation stage.

      Haven’t heard of TPL getting LOA for Section 1. Might have something to do with the election’s code of conduct.

  15. yash 05 says:

    i need bill of quantity of this project please help me

  16. yash050898 says:


  17. ASIF says:

    Please upload LoA of this Project Chennai Peripheral Ring Road’s Section 1 ???

  18. Babu says:

    When TPL Will start the work

  19. Santhosh says:

    Hi TMRG, is L&T the lowest bidder for Section 2? Seeing some news in SM, can you please confirm if they own both packages in sec2?

    • TMRG says:

      Hi, trying to obtain financial bid results right now. This is for Section 2’s Package EPC-02: Punnapakkam (Ch 35+000) to Thiruvallur Bypass (Ch 47+800)

  20. Ritesh Karan says:

    Hello, Sir

    I have a question/doubt.

    1. Chennai Outer Ring Road
    2. Chennai Bypass
    3. Chennai Inner Ring Road

    With the above list of road names, I am quite confused, are these roads expressways? Iif it is called an expressway? So, please provide me with the sources of the information.


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