ITD Cem Awarded Chennai Metro Line-4’s Underground Contracts

Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) on Wednesday awarded ITD Cementation India Ltd. with two underground construction contracts for 26.1 km Line-4’s 10 km underground packages UG-01 and UG-02 connecting Power House Ramp – Light House Station.

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

Technical bids were opened in August to reveal 6 firms had submitted a total of 10 bids. ITD Cem in November 2021 emerged as the lowest technically-qualified bidder.

Package UG-01

  • ITD Cem’s Bid: Rs. 1905.91 crore
  • Final Negotiated Contract Value: Rs. 1896,38,89,573 (1896.38 crore)

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 with Line-3) will be carried out through Line-3’s Package UG-04 which is being re-tendered right now.

CMRL’s 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

  • ITD Cem’s Bid: Rs. 1856.14 crore
  • Final Negotiated Contract Value: Rs. 1846,86,75,347 (1846.86 crore)

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).

CMRL’s 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

With this development, contracts for all 5 packages of the 26.09 km Line-4 (Poonamallee – Light House) have now been awarded – making it the 1st of 3 lines to reach this milestone. I’m expecting basic groundwork by ITD Cem to begin in March with full-fledged construction by June.

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 Cementation India (this post!)
Package C4-UG-02: 4.877 km underground section with 5 stations from Power House Ramp to Boat ClubITD Cementation India (this post!)

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

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– TMRG

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9 Responses to "ITD Cem Awarded Chennai Metro Line-4’s Underground Contracts"

  1. Samuel Abisheik says:

    Thanks for the information! Also have l&t started any groundwork for line 5 venugopal nagar to cmbt section?

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  2. Dinesh Swain says:

    Congratulations

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  3. Pranav says:

    Hi, any update of Red Line? Via Kolathur, Villivakkam? Has the works started?

    Reply
  4. Arun says:

    Hi,
    Is a underground station in Natesan park , venkatanarayana road is being alloted Or removed from the plan. Also when its expected tin tunneling machine to reach digging through venkatanarayana road.
    Pls reply for these quarries and briefly.

    Regards.

    Reply
  5. HANSA ENGINEERING ENTERPRISES says:

    CAN I GET ANY CONTACT PERSON NAME AND PHONE NUMBER OF ITD CEMETN. PROJECT SITE OF CMRL

    Reply

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