Bids Invited for Chennai Metro’s Nehru Nagar – Sholinganallur Section

Besides Line-5’s final package, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) on Tuesday night also invited tenders (bids) for the construction of Chennai Metro Line-3’s final package between Nehru Nagar – Sholinganallur.

The scope of this package (CP08-EV-01) includes an approximately 10 km elevated viaduct starting from a ramp south of Taramani Link Road Station and 10 stations on Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR).

This is the 15th tender notice for civil work on the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, 9th & final one for Line-3 (Madhavaram Milk Colony – SIPCOT 2), and the 2nd for Line-3’s approximately 19 km elevated section that runs between Taramani Link Road and SIPCOT 2.


  • Deadline: 36 months (3 years)
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: 17/03/2021 at 11:00 hours
  • Bid Submission End Date: 11/05/2021 up to 15:00 Hrs
  • Technical Bid Opening Date: 12/05/2021 at 15:00 Hrs

Brief Scope: Construction of elevated viaduct (approximate length-10 km) including elevated ramp and ten (10) elevated metro stations at Nehru Nagar, Kandanchavadi Perungudi, Thoraipakkam, Mettukuppam, PTC Colony, Okkiyampet, Karapakkam, Okkiyam Thoraipakkam and Shalinganagallur

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

This elevated section of Line-3 will be financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

With today’s development, tender notices (likely 2) are now just pending for Line-4’s 10 km underground section between Lighthouse – Meenakshi College. That will be financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) through a $780 million (approx. Rs. 5890 crore) loan. In addition, a tender notice is also pending for Line-3 and Line-5’s combined Madhavaram Depot in north Chennai.

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

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14 Responses to "Bids Invited for Chennai Metro’s Nehru Nagar – Sholinganallur Section"

  1. Anand Asir A says:

    How corridor 5 going to connect in corridor 3 and make it circular? Any structure design to share?
    Many are curious to know.
    Also is this mentioned line going to be double decker?
    Any additional information?

  2. Furiosa says:

    TMRG, can you let us know what’s up with the elevated corridor in OMR. As per DPR, they’re supposed to be built along with the metro viaducts but the tenders so far doesn’t indicate that. Also, who’s executing that 500 m stretch, metro or Railways?

    • Nisanth says:

      The 500 metre stretch will be executed by the contractor appointed by Southern railway.
      And coming to elevated road suprised to see that tender documents have not mentioned anything about it..

    • TMRG says:

      Hi, elevated road doesn’t seem to be part of this package’s scope.

      Tender notices typically include basic scope and the road is too big to not be included. I mean if it were part of the plans, it would definitely had been included in the basic scope.

      Let’s see what the other more detailed docs suggest when they’re out.

  3. Shiv says:

    NCC ltd have won the patna metro elevated section line one? If won then what is the bid for that project by NCC ltd?

  4. Anand Asir A says:

    Can you please check and let us know for crossover information between line 3 and line 5 in Porur Junction or Alwar Thiru Nagar for the track interchange to access the Poonamallee. If it is available then all these elevated corridor can start even before completing the underground from Poonamallee depot.

    • TMRG says:

      I need to re-check, but I don’t believe Porur Junction has a crossover. The integrated stations are all double-decker.

      • Anand Asir A says:

        As Sipcot depot plan dropped and CMBT depot signalling differing from phase 2. If the phase 2 elevated corridor depending on Madhavaram alone, till the underground completion partial running will not be possible.
        If Poonamallee depot is accessible for line 5 through interchange, the elevated line may start immediate after completion.

        • TMRG says:

          SIPCOT will have an elevated stabling yard instead, so they can possibly start operations without being connected to Poonamallee or Madhavaram depots 🙂

          Drawbacks are little to no cleaning (especially exterior) and maintenance. Not sure if CMRL would like to pursue that though.

  5. maruthi says:

    where is the station for perungudi coming up

  6. Darsini says:

    Hi! Where can I find station wise footfall data?


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