Barricading Work Begins for Chennai Metro’s Phase 2

HCC – KEC JV (Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. – KEC International Consortium) this past week began barricading works in Nazarethpettai for constructing Chennai Metro’s Line-4 between Light House – Poonamallee Bus Depot.

The consortium was awarded a Rs. 1007.95 crore contract for the 118.9 km Phase 2 project’s 7.945 km section (Porur – Poonamallee Bypass) earlier this month and is chasing a 36 month completion deadline.

Besides the main-line’s viaduct and a depot-line to Poonamalee Depot, the team is responsible for constructing 9 stations at Chennai Bypass Crossing, Ramachandra Hospital, Iyyapanthangal Bus Depot, Katupakkam, Kumanan Chavadi, Karayan Chavadi, Mullai Thottam, Poonamallee Bus Terminus and Poonamallee Bypass.

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

Here’s a snap from Poonamallee High Road with a piling rig deployed by HCC-KEC’s subcontractor Siruvani Piling and Drilling. The first barricaded portion is only about 50 meters long and is primarily being used as a staging ground for equipment.

Actual piling work – the first step of construction for the line’s superstructure – is expected to begin in Q4 2021 after the completion of pile load testing and other pre-construction activities.

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23 Responses to "Barricading Work Begins for Chennai Metro’s Phase 2"

  1. Guru says:

    This stretch will be first to open right?

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    • TMRG says:

      Yup. Exact length of 1st section will be known around 2023/24 – closer to completion of civil work. May or may not include L&T’s section (Porur – Power House). Likely won’t.

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  2. Hello1 says:

    Ponmalle depot submit nhi hua kya

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  3. Mohan Lal says:

    When work will start for corridor 3

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    • TMRG says:

      Basic barricading and pre-construction activities should start in the next couple months. Actual construction in Q4.

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  4. Prasanchand says:

    Hi when start work corridor 3?

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  5. Romeo says:

    When will the stretch be for Thoraipakkam?

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  6. Aneesh says:

    Is redhills included in line 5 of Chennai metro??

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  7. Naveen Kumar says:

    When will the venugopal nagar station in phase 2 start process

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  8. Syed Burhan says:

    The contractor should follow strict safety norms for all their staff and workers. The contractor should arrange all safety requirements for the public, proper signage, barricades etc.. It will good if Tamilnadu government assigns some ministers & officers to support and push the contractor to achieve the target completion dates.

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  9. Srinivasan Mariappan Uppathur says:

    Poonamallee – Ayyappanthangal- Porur – L&T IBM – Buttroad – Alandur stretch have to be completed first ,since till date no suburban rail connection.

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  10. Abilash says:

    In near future is there any information about CMRL coming in Mogappair, Ambature n Avadi…pls cos der is much industry 🏭 in Des area n lot of people are working here, n all are coming from long distances

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    • Samuel Abisheik says:

      Yeah in dmk’s manifesto there was a line extending from thirumangalam to ambatur via mogappair.

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  11. Giridhar says:

    The Lighthouse to Vadapalani is underground stretch right. Recently there was a news that the GC has been cancelled. What does that mean? Does it mean the line will not come there or will there be modifications to the line?

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    • TMRG says:

      Underground section is Light House to Kodambakkam Flyover (Meenakshi College).

      Bids for GC will be re-invited. Only a matter of time. Cancellation doesn’t affect line’s alignment.

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      • prabhakar says:

        The stretch between vadapalani and Kodambakkam is elevated and crosses above the existing phase 1 metro.

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  12. Sandip says:

    Sir, Can you share contact for HCC KEC project team for CMRL. Thank you in anticipation
    Regards

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  13. Hameed says:

    Would like to see a line extending from Tirumangalam to Ambattur and Avadi. Lots of commuters going to many factories in the industrial estate, offices, prominent schools and colleges can avail this metro service.

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    • Samuel Abisheik says:

      Exactly. Also in dmk’s manifesto there is a line extending from thirumangalam to ambatur via mogappair. You can check it out!

      Reply

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