L&T, Tata, HCC-KEC Awarded Chennai Metro Phase 2’s Contracts

Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) on Monday and today issued work orders to Larsen & Toubro, Tata Projects and HCC-KEC JV for civil construction on 4 major underground and elevated packages of the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project.

This exciting development comes just days after the completion of Tamil Nadu’s state election process. Two contracts are for tunneling work of the 45.813 km Line-3 (Madhavaram – SIPCOT), while two contracts are for the elevated viaduct & station work of the 26.09 km Line-4 (Light House – Poonamallee Bus Depot).

Final contract values for 3 packages are unknown at this time.

Line-3’s Underground Package TU-01 (9 km)

Awarded to: Tata Projects Ltd. (TPL)

Note – Larsen & Toubro emerged as lowest bidder, but tender rules stipulated that one contractor can win only one tunneling package on Line-3 – see details.

Scope of TU01: Construction of approximately 9 km twin bored tunnels (total = 18 km) from the TBM Retrieval Shaft near Venugopal Nagar (of Line-5) to Kellys Station, and the construction of diaphragm walls, entry/exit structures of Madhavaram Milk Colony Station, Murari Hospital Station, Ayanavaram Station and Purasaiwakkam High Road Station, including launching and retrieval shafts at the above stations.

Line-3’s Package TU-02 (12 km)

Awarded to: Larsen & Toubro (L&T)

Scope of TU02: Construction of approximately 12 km twin bored tunnels (total = 24 km) from Kellys Station to Taramani Road Junction and the construction of diaphragm walls, entry/exit structures of Chetpet station, Royapettah Government Hospital Station, Thiruvanmiyu Station, and part diaphragm wall of Greenways Road Station, including launching and retrieval shafts at the above stations.

CMRL requires Tata to deploy 7 tunnel boring machines (TBMs) on TU-01 and L&T to deploy 8 TBMs. Here’s CMRL’s official map for Phase 2 with my edits emphasizing the start/end points of each package:

Line-3’s underground section: Venugopal Nagar – Kellys – Taramani Road Junction | Map via Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. includes my edits

Line-4’s Elevated Package C4-ECV-01 (7.955 km)

Awarded to: Larsen & Toubro (L&T)

Scope: Construction of Elevated Metro Stations at Power House, Vadapalani, Saligramam, Avichi School, Alwartiru Nagar, Valasaravakkam, Karambakkam, Alapapakkam Junction, Porur Junction & Associated Viaduct from Chainage 10027.102 to Chainage 17982.240 & all associated works.

Route of Line-4 & 5 between Power House and Porur with the indicative location of stations en-route – view Chennai Metro Phase 2 info & route map

Line-4’s Elevated Package C4-ECV-02 (7.945 km)

Awarded to: HCC – KEC JV (Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. – KEC International Consortium)

  • Final Contract value: Rs 1,147 crore (HCC’s share is Rs 585 crore)
  • Deadline: 36 months
  • CMRL’s Estimate: unknown
  • HCC – KEC’s Bid: Rs. 1007.95 crore (3 bids opened in January 2021)

Note – Larsen & Toubro emerged as lowest bidder, but tender rules stipulated that one contractor can win only one elevated package on Line-4 – see details.

Scope: Construction of Elevated Metro Stations At Construction of Elevated Metro Stations at Chennai bypass crossing, Ramachandra Hospital, Iyyapanthangal Bus Depot, Katupakkam, Kumanan Chavadi, Karayan Chavadi, Mullai Thottam, Poonamallee Bus Terminus, Poonamallee Bypass & associated viaduct from chainage 17982.240 to chainage 25928.186 and approach to depot at Poonamallee & all associated works

Route of Line-4 between Porur and Poonamallee Bypass with the indicative location of stations en-route – view Chennai Metro Phase 2 info & route map

I’ll add a copy of other LOAs as they become available.

With this exciting development, pre-construction work (utility shifting, geotechnical investigation etc.) is expected to begin at different sites throughout the city in Q3 2021 with full-fledged construction work starting in Q4.

15 other Phase 2 civil tenders (see list) are currently in the bidding stage right now, with technical bids planned to be opened on different dates in June and July. Stay tuned to find out their bidders and eventual winners!

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49 Responses to "L&T, Tata, HCC-KEC Awarded Chennai Metro Phase 2’s Contracts"

  1. Clevin Gomes says:

    Then, what about station works of Line 3 ?

  2. Syed says:

    I’m waiting for Bangalore Metro ORR line’s LOA

  3. Dd says:

    Bangalore Metro ORR line’s LOA phase2b submission date is postened again

  4. Prabhakaran K says:

    What about GC tender for this elevated package?

  5. Vamsi says:

    Can I have the LOA for Tata Projects?

  6. Vamsi says:

    Can I have the LOA for Tata Projects?

    Could you please post the same?

  7. Deepika Pundir says:

    Hi TMRG
    Any idea at what price HCC-KEC got the Line-4’s Elevated Package C4-ECV-02 (7.945 km) package? Is it same as their quoted price Rs. 1007.95 crore ?

  8. Hh says:

    Afcons underground tunnels work of rrts delhi meerut what happened

    • TMRG says:

      Haven’t heard or seen reports of ground work starting. I’m sure it has though.

      I hear Afcons has ordered 4 TBMs from Terratec.

  9. utkarsh says:

    Any update on the Madhya Pradesh Metro projects – Indore and Bhopal

  10. Prakash says:

    When will work start line 4
    Kucthery road station

    • TMRG says:

      No sooner than January 2022

      Current bid submission is June 18. If it doesn’t get postponed, then financial bids should open in Q4 2021

  11. Sivakumar says:

    Any approval/ update on phase 2 extension upto Thirumazhisai satellite township

    • TMRG says:

      I don’t believe that’s even a serious proposal under consideration. Definitely not happening in Phase 2. Maybe in a “Phase 2 extension” if they ever plan one, but that’s many years away.

  12. Himanshu Doria says:

    Hey TMRG, what is the status of Delhi-Meerut RRTS package 4, does STEC has started to work on it.

  13. Sathya Kumar says:

    Any contract status awarded for line 5

    • TMRG says:

      Various sections are under bidding right now.

      Line-4’s C4-ECV-01 package (award to L&T) will in fact carry part of Line-5.

  14. Samuel Abisheik says:

    May I know how will they construct elevated line over thirumangalam and koyambedu flyover from line 5. Is it possible to construct a metro flyover above existing flyover?

    • TMRG says:

      Rough alignment is mapped out here:

      Line-5 at Koyambedu will be built similar to how the existing 2 lines have been built. Basically, the piers (pillars) will come up wherever space is available inside the junction’s cloverleaves. Some land acquisition in periphery may be required.

      • Samuel Abisheik says:

        I’m not talking about the koyambedu grade separaters nor the cloverleaf flyover. I’m asking about the existing road flyovers in thirumangalam and koyambedu. How will they construct over that. It is not like vadapalani where they first constructed the metro line then only they constructed elevated road beneath the metro line. Here the case is different.

        • nisanth p says:

          they will construct the elevated metro line parallel to the flyover along the road below the flyover as per the drawings

  15. Prabjeet singh says:

    Do you have update of water projects

  16. Nilay says:

    Hello! Do you have any rough idea when will the kadugodi depot construction complete?

    • TMRG says:

      It’s up in the air due to pending tree cutting permissions. I don’t see it becoming operational before 2023 at this time.

  17. Metro man says:

    Hi! When will L&T going to start it’s work at CMRL project!??

  18. Rahul says:

    Is L&T got elevated package in Chennai metro?

  19. Vijay Krishnan says:

    Hello TMRG: What about the elevated metro line along OMR for Line 3 in Chennai. Which I believe should run elevated from Taramani to Sholinganallur to Siruseri/SIPCOT. Will that be a two tier one along OMR with an elevated expressway in Level 1 and Metro line in Level 2? Has that been finalised with TIDCO or has this plan been shelved/kept in the back burner? Please advise. Thanks!

    • TMRG says:

      I haven’t seen detailed plans, but believe the metro viaduct is stand-alone and won’t be integrated.

  20. Kamalesh Choudhury says:

    LOA copy of Tata projects is not attached here.

  21. Sath says:

    Bro,when l&t will start elevated construction

  22. s. parameshwaran says:

    Can we see the actual COMPLETE STATION DRAWING (PLAN VIEW) of Phase-2 Line – 4? (like the “land Plan Schedule Drawings’?)


    can you please tell me which companies are having more qty structural fab and painting?
    (we are corrosion control /painting group)

  24. S. PARAMESHWARAN says:

    Where is the location of KARAMBAKKAM metro station?


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