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.
- 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)
- 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)
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.
|Scope||Contractor / Status|
|Package DPT-01: Construction of Poonamallee Depot||Altis – VCL JV|
|Package C4-ECV-02: 7.945 km elevated section with 9 stations from Porur Junction to Poonamalle Bypass||HCC – 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 House||ITD Cementation India (this post!)|
|Package C4-UG-02: 4.877 km underground section with 5 stations from Power House Ramp to Boat Club||ITD Cementation India (this post!)|
A list of all Phase 2 civil packages and their status can be viewed here.