Altis-VCL Awarded Chennai Metro Poonamallee Depot’s Contract

Altis Holding Corporation – Varindera Constructions JV on October 20 was awarded a Rs. 187.48 crore contract for the civil construction of Chennai Metro Line-4’s Poonamallee Depot (Package DPT-01).

This train depot of the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project will serve trains on the new 26.09 km Line-4 which will connect Light House – Poonamallee Bypass through 30 stations.

It will be used to stable and maintain the line’s 26 3-coach train-sets for which CMRL received 3 bids from Alstom, BEML and Titagarh in September.

CMRL invited tenders for the depot’s construction in January with a 3 year completion deadline and opened technical bids in July to reveal 5 bidders.

Financial Bid Values (Opened Early Sept):

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Altis Holding Corporation187.48
HCC – KEC JV195.79
Power Mech Projects197.10
URC Constructions (URC)200.91
BGR Energy Systems206.19

Package: DPT-01

Brief Scope: Construction of Depot at Poonamallee including Structural Works, Architectural Finishes, Plumbing Works, Signages , Utility shifting & Boundary wall and all Associated works

Route of Line-4 between Porur and Poonamallee Bypass. Depot lies near Poonamallee Bypass – view Chennai Metro Phase 2 info & route map

Design details such as the number of stabling, workshop, inspection lines wasn’t mentioned in the basic tender notice and still remains unknown at this time.

With this development, 3 out of 5 civil contracts for Line-4’s development have been awarded. A list of all Phase 2 civil packages and their status can be viewed here.

ScopeContractor / Status
Package DPT-01: Construction of Poonamallee DepotAltis – VCL JV (this post!)
Package C4-ECV-02: 7.945 km elevated section with 9 stations from Porur Junction to Poonamalle BypassHCC – KEC JV
Package C4-ECV-01: 7.955 km elevated section with 9 stations from Power House to Porur Junction (Line-4 & Line-5)Larsen & Toubro
Package C4-UG-01: – 5.15 km underground section with 5 stations from Bharathidasan Road to Light House5 Bids Received in August
Package C4-UG-02: 4.877 km underground section with 5 stations from Power House Ramp to Boat Club5 Bids Received in August

Financial bids for Line-4’s two underground packages are going to be opened any time now. Stay tuned…

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

– TMRG

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3 Responses to "Altis-VCL Awarded Chennai Metro Poonamallee Depot’s Contract"

  1. Samuel Abisheik says:

    Hey! Recently cmrl invited tenders for feasibility for rapid transit for the City of madurai. Pls make a post on this!

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