Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) today invited tenders (bids) for the construction of a train depot at Madhavaram Milk Colony for Chennai Metro’s new 45.813 km Line-3 (Madhavaram – SIPCOT 2) and Line-5 (Madhavaram – Sholinganallur).
Coming up in north Chennai, this depot will be developed on a 68.6 acre government-owned land parcel and be larger than Phase 1’s 65.4 acre Koyambedu Depot built for handling Phase 1’s green & blue line trains.
The depot will be used to stable & maintain a majority of 112 3-coach trains belonging to both lines. CMRL had revealed in June 2020 that 70 trains (210 coaches) will be procured while 42 trains (126 coaches) will be leased for both lines.
Design details such as the number of stabling, workshop, inspection lines wasn’t mentioned in the basic tender notice and remains unknown at this time.
Tender No: PHASE-II/CORR-5/CP16-MMC-DPT/2021
- Deadline / Completion Period: 1030 days (2.8 years)
- Pre-Bid Meeting: 9 April 2021 at 11.00 hours
- Bid Submission End Date: 24 June 2021 up to 15:00 Hrs
- Technical Bid Opening Date: 25 June 2021 at 15:00 Hrs
Brief Scope: Construction of metro train depot with administration & workshop buildings at Madhavaram Milk Colony include civil, MEP, roofing, signage, architectural finishes, STP, external drainage, internal roads, boundary wall and all associated works in Corridor-5 of CMRL Phase-II Project
Operations on Line-3 and Line-5 will also be supported via a new stabling yard at SIPCOT which is a part of Package C3-ECV-01 (Sholinganallur – SIPCOT 2).
With this development, all tender notices are out for civil construction works of the Phase 2 project – a list of all and their status can be viewed here. The main-lines’ final two tender notices were published last week for Line-4’s 10.13 km underground section (Light House – Power House Ramp).
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