Bids Invited for Chennai Metro Line-4’s 1st Underground Section

Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) just invited tenders (bids) for the construction of the first underground section of the city’s new 26.09 km Line-4 (Light House – Poonamallee Bypass).

This 4.877 km section with twin tunnels connects a ramp west of Kodambakkam Flyover Station to Boat Club Station with 5 stations at Kodambakkam Flyover (formerly Meenakshi College), Kodambakkam, Panagal Park (with a crossover), Nandanam and Boat Club (Adyar Gate Junction). A station planned at Natesan Park is no longer in the works.

This is the 16th tender notice for civil work on the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, 3rd & penultimate one for Line-4, and the 1st of two for its 10.13 km underground section (Light House – Power House Ramp).

Tender No.: CMRL/CON/PHASE-II/C4-UG-02/2021

  • Deadline: 48 months (4 years)
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: April 6, 2021 at 15:00 hours
  • Bid Submission End Date: June 18, 2021 up to 15:00 Hrs
  • Technical Bid Opening Date: June 18, 2021 at 17:00 Hrs

Brief Scope: Construction of underground stations at Boat Club, Nandanam, Panagal Park, Kodambakkam, Kodambakkam Flyover including underground crossover at Panagal Park Station and associated twin tunnel, cut & cover box, U section and ramp project start from chainage 5+150m to end chainage 10+0.27m (down line)

CMRL’s official Phase 2 map with my edits showcasing this package between Kodambakkam Flyover (Meenakshi College) – Boat Club (Adyar Gate Junction) – view Phase 2 info & route map

Line-4’s 10.13 km underground section (Light House – Power House Ramp) will be financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) through a $780 million (approx. Rs. 5890 crore) loan.

With today’s development, just one more main-line tender notice is pending for Line-4’s remaining 5.15 km underground section between Light House and Bharathidasan Road stations. In addition, a tender notice is also pending for Line-3 and Line-5’s combined Madhavaram Depot in north Chennai.

Here’s a status of Line-4 (west to east):

PackageContractor / Status
Line-4: Package C4-ECV-02 – 7.945 km elevated section with 9 stations from Porur Junction to Poonamalle BypassLarsen & Toubro (L&T) is lowest bidder
Line-4 & 5: Package C4-ECV-01 – 7.955 km elevated section with 9 stations from Power House to Porur JunctionLarsen & Toubro (L&T) is lowest bidder
Line-4: Package C4-UG-02 – 4.877 km underground section with 5 stations from Power House Ramp to Boat ClubBids Invited (this post)
Line-4: Package C4-UG-01 – 5.15 km underground section with 5 stations from Bharathidasan Road to Light HouseTender Notice Pending

A list of all Chennai Metro Phase 2 tenders (civil, systems) and their status can be viewed here.

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– TMRG

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16 Responses to "Bids Invited for Chennai Metro Line-4’s 1st Underground Section"

  1. Nisanth says:

    Hey TMRG !
    The tender notice for the last and final stretch of line4 and phase 2’s underground stretch is also been published ..please check and update.

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    • TMRG says:

      Very nice! Looks like it came out right when I was posting this. Need to head out, so will cover it tomorrow.

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    • SRINIVASAN says:

      Will the Poonamallee line reach the Tirumazhisai bus terminal? ( Where the alternative to Koyambedu Bus Stand is being built)?

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      • TMRG says:

        In Phase 2 the line’s going to end at the bypass. Perhaps in the next/later phase it’ll be extended further west.

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  2. Neel says:

    When Chennai metro routes will complete?

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  3. Srinivasan says:

    I think you can use latest map ( with station edits)published by cmrl when foundation stone was laid for phase 2

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  4. Aneesh says:

    Will the line be extended upto sriperumbudur and Oragadam from Poonamallee??

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  5. Krishnamurthy v says:

    High time to plan for extending up Mahabalipuram from sipcot.this will help people to move from city.aquiring land cheeper.consider the bus presently running upto the place.on this strech lot of engineering colleges are established .tourist spot Mahabalipuram will have week end travel.many more.

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  6. Krishnamurthy v says:

    High time to plan for extending up Mahabalipuram from sipcot.this will help people to move from city.aquiring land cheeper.consider the bus presently running upto the place.on this strech lot of engineering colleges are established .tourist spot Mahabalipuram will have week end travel.many more.

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  7. Vaibhav says:

    Is it already planned metro from airport to Vandaloor?

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  8. Deepak says:

    When will construction start between Airport to Kilambakkam? Any chances of metro extending the line till Chengalpettu?

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