ITD Cem Wins Chennai Metro Line-4’s Underground Work

ITD Cementation India Ltd. today emerged as the lowest bidder for the civil construction & tunneling contracts of Chennai Metro Line-4’s 10 km underground packages UG-01 and UG-02 connecting Power House Ramp – Light House Station.

CMRL had invited tenders for both these packages of the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project in February 2021 with a 48 month deadline financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) through a $780 million (approx. Rs. 5890 crore) loan.

Technical bids were opened in August to reveal 6 firms had submitted a total of 10 bids. CMRL’s estimates for both are unknown, so if someone is aware just leave a comment below or shoot me a message from the Contact page.

Package UG-01

This 5.15 km section with twin tunnels connects Bharathidasan Road Station to Light House Station through 5 stations. This package includes the construction of four of them at Bharathidasan Road, Alwarpet, Kutchery Road and Light House.

Construction of Thirumayilai Station (interchange of Line-3 and Line-4) will be carried out through Line-3’s Package UG-04, which was won by Larsen & Toubro. A station planned at Foreshore Road is no longer in the works.

Financial Bid Results

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
ITD Cem1905.91
Gulermak2006.26
J Kumar – Patel Infra JV2089.33
L&T2178.00
STEC2898.84

Brief Scope: Construction of underground stations at Light House, Kutchery Road, Alwarpet, Bharathidasan Road including underground stabling yard and cross over at Light House Station and associated twin tunnel, project start from chainage 0+001m to end chainage 5+150m (down line)

CMRL’s official Phase 2 map with my edits showcasing this package between Bharathidasan Road Station to Light House Station – view Phase 2 info & route map

Package UG-02

This 4.877 km section with twin tunnels connects a ramp west of Kodambakkam Flyover Station to Boat Club Station with 5 stations at Kodambakkam Flyover (formerly Meenakshi College), Kodambakkam, Panagal Park (with a crossover), Nandanam and Boat Club (Adyar Gate Junction). A station planned at Natesan Park is no longer in the works.

Financial Bid Results

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
ITD Cem1856.14
Gulermak1980.57
Dogus2281.10
L&T2376.00
STEC2424.98

Brief Scope: Construction of underground stations at Boat Club, Nandanam, Panagal Park, Kodambakkam, Kodambakkam Flyover including underground crossover at Panagal Park Station and associated twin tunnel, cut & cover box, U section and ramp project start from chainage 5+150m to end chainage 10+0.27m (down line)

CMRL’s official Phase 2 map with my edits showcasing this package between Kodambakkam Flyover (Meenakshi College) – Boat Club (Adyar Gate Junction) – view Phase 2 info & route map

Like other Phase 2 packages, CMRL’s estimate for both packages are also unknown, so I can’t provide an assessment on how ITD Cem’s bid is placed and what the next steps look like.

If this doesn’t get retendered, then the likely contractors for all packages of the 26.09 km Line-4 (Poonamallee – Light House) are now known:

ScopeContractor / Status
Package DPT-01: Construction of Poonamallee DepotAltis – VCL JV
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 HouseITD Cem is lowest bidder (this post!)
Package C4-UG-02: 4.877 km underground section with 5 stations from Power House Ramp to Boat ClubITD Cem is lowest bidder (this post!)

This is in addition to Line-5 where financial bids for all 5 packages have been opened. On Line-3, results for only the Taramani Link Road – Sholinganallur – SIPCOT 2 section, comprising of 2 elevated packages, are currently pending.

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!

– TMRG

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10 Responses to "ITD Cem Wins Chennai Metro Line-4’s Underground Work"

  1. Shiv Madan says:

    Congrats to team ITD

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  2. Pranav Acharya says:

    Any plans for more cities having metros in karnataka other than Bangaluru.

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    • TMRG says:

      Lots of proposals for towns like Mangalore and Hubli, but nothing concrete. Those places could do with a bus based system.

      Reply
  3. SANKAR S E says:

    Congratulations itd team
    Esakki Aee civil USTPP I

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  4. P.C.YADAV says:

    Ganga express way tenders open kab tak hoga plz confirm kare.

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  5. Padma kumar Kumar says:

    When ll I get in ambattur,avadi,pattabhiram,thirumullaivoyil

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  6. Esakki says:

    Congratulations to itd cem

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  7. furiosa says:

    The numbers are somewhat lesser compared to similar distance (tunneling + station contract) of line 3. Should be awarded without any issues. Your views TMRG?

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    • TMRG says:

      Can’t say much. Tunneling conditions can vastly differ within a city, as you might know. We’ll have to wait and see what CMRL does.

      Reply

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