HCC – KEC JV Wins Chennai Metro Phase 2’s Contract for Line-5

Besides L&T winning two contracts, the Hindustan Construction Company – KEC International (HCC-KEC) JV on Monday also won a contract for the construction work of Chennai Metro Phase 2’s 47 km Line-5.

The consortium emerged as the lowest bidder for the 11.61 km Puzhuthivakkam – Sholinganallur section (Package C5-ECV-03) which consists of 11 stations at the extreme southern end of Line-5 (Madhavaram – Sholinganallur).

CMRL invited tenders for this package’s construction in November 2020 with an undisclosed estimate and 36 month deadline. Technical bids were opened in June-end to reveal 3 bidders.

Financial Bid Values:

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)


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

CMRL’s official Phase 2 map with my edits showcasing this package’s route between Puzhuthivakkam and Sholinganallur – view Phase 2 info & route map

CMRL’s estimate for this package is unknown, so I can’t really provide an assessment of how HCC – KEC’s bid is placed and the chances of it getting awarded. If awarded, this will be their second win after Line-4’s 7.945 km Porur – Poonamallee Bypass section where work began in May.

With this development, here’s a status of all civil packages on Line-5 (north to south). Financial bids for just 1 more package (UG6) are left to be opened and you already know who’s going to be L1.

Package CP10-EV-03 – 10.2 km viaduct, 11 elevated stations and 1 underground station between CMBT and Venugopal NagarL&T is lowest bidder
Package UG6 – 5.8 km underground section with 5 stations from Kolathur and NathamuniTechnical Bid Evaluation Underway: L&T is only bidder
Package C5-ECV-02 – 12.431 km elevated section from CMBT to Alwartiru Nagar and from Porur Junction to Puzhuthivakkam with 12 stationsL&T is lowest bidder
Line-4 & 5: Package C4-ECV-01 – 7.955 km elevated section from Power House to Porur Junction with 9 stationsAwarded to Larsen & Toubro
Package C5-ECV-03 – 11.61 km elevated section with 11 stations from Puzhuthivakkam to SholinganallurHCC – KEC JV is lowest bidder (this post!)

A list of all Phase 2 civil packages and their status can be viewed here.

For more updates, check out the Chennai section or my Home Page!


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27 Responses to "HCC – KEC JV Wins Chennai Metro Phase 2’s Contract for Line-5"

  1. Anand Asir A says:

    Hi TMRG,
    Any update on land acquisition issue in Nanmangalam reserved forest land? Any judgment made?

  2. Anand Asir A says:

    Thank you TMRG,
    Will they be awarding more than one bid for any organization? I remembered reading CMRL planned to award only one bid per company in a corridor

    • TMRG says:

      I don’t see any stipulations for Line-5’s elevated packages. They had this clause in place for Line-3’s tunneling works and Line-4’s elevated sections.

  3. Samuel Abisheik says:

    Woah three contracts awarded I’m three days! More underground package is pending which will also go to l&t for sure

  4. Samuel Abisheik says:

    Tata projects started shifting of utility works in purasaiwalkam high road in corridor 3!

  5. Subash thirupathi says:

    Any update on the final track route between cmbt to alwarthirunagar?

  6. Anirudh Kulkarni says:

    Bro, CM of Karnataka has recently talked about reviving High Speed Airport Express in Bengaluru. Can you please make a separate section for it if it is actually revived..

    • Nihar says:

      It’s super unlikely. They’re already building the metro AND suburban rail to the airport. Doesn’t make any sense to build a third rail line.

    • The Indian Railway Guy says:

      I would prefer it if the tender is awarded and work started on P2B Airport line first. We can definitely consider the other options later

  7. The Indian Railway Guy says:

    Where are the L&T jokes now? Looks like others are bagging contracts as well!

  8. Thaanish says:

    Above video link is about the construction work at purasaiwakkam.

  9. Abu says:

    What is the status for mumbai metro line 11 GPO to wadala underground section?

  10. S. Manikantan says:

    What is the status of MRTS line extension and merging with metr?. Please update.

  11. Ravi says:

    Can you please update on the status after the financial bid opening? Has the contract been awarded?

  12. Alagappan Sundaram says:

    Hi , Where can we get exact route map for medavakkam 1 II and III stations and viaduct ?


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