3 firms / consortia have submitted bids to construct the 11.61 km Puzhuthivakkam – Sholinganallur section of Chennai Metro’s 47 km Line-5 after Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) opened technical bids today for Package C5-ECV-03.
This elevated section (Package C5-ECV-03) with 11 stations is at the extreme southern end of Line-5 which will connect Madhavaram and Sholinganallur through 48 stations in the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project.
CMRL invited tenders for its construction in November 2020 with an undisclosed estimate and 36 month deadline.
- Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. – KEC International (HCC-KEC) JV
- Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T)
- NCC Ltd.
Tender: CMRL/PHASE II/CORRIDOR 5/C5-ECV-03
Brief Scope: Construction of Elevated Viaduct of Approximately 11.61 km length from Ch: 33710 m to 45320 m between Puzhuthivakkam Metro Station (excluding) and beyond Elcot Metro station including Construction of 11 Nos(Eleven Numbers) of Elevated Stations at Madipakkam, Kilkattalai, Echangadu, Kovilambakkam, Vellakkal, Medavakkam Koot Road, Kamaraj Garden Street, Medavakkam Junction, Perumbakkam, Global Hospital and Elcot and all associated works in Corridor-5 of Chennai Metro Rail Project- Phase-2
The bids have now been sent for technical bid evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor for its construction.
Back in 2020 – both elevated packages of Line-4 (C4-ECV-01 & C4-ECV-02) also saw the same 3 firms participating in its bidding process. ECV-01 was awarded to Larsen & Toubro and ECV-02 to HCC-KEC in May 2021.
ECV-01 consists of a 4.2 km double-decker integrated section with Line-5, making C5-ECV-03 Line-5’s second package where technical bids have been opened so far.
With today’s development, here’s a status of all civil packages on Line-5 (north to south) – note that technical bids for the rest are currently planned to open in July:
|Package CP10-EV-03 – 10.2 km viaduct, 11 elevated stations and 1 underground station between CMBT and Venugopal Nagar||Bids Invited in February – Bid Opening: July 16|
|Package UG6 – 5.8 km underground section with 5 stations from Kolathur and Nathamuni||Bids Invited in January – Bid Opening: July 31|
|Package C5-ECV-02 – 12.431 km elevated section from CMBT to Alwartiru Nagar and from Porur Junction to Puzhuthivakkam with 12 stations||Bids Invited in January – Bid Opening: July 13|
|Line-4 & 5: Package C4-ECV-01 – 7.955 km elevated section from Power House to Porur Junction with 9 stations||Awarded to Larsen & Toubro|
|Package C5-ECV-03 – 11.61 km elevated section with 11 stations from Puzhuthivakkam to Sholinganallur||Technical Bids Opened Today (this post!)|
A list of all Phase 2 civil packages and their status can be viewed here.