HCC-KEC Begins Piling for Chennai Metro’s Line-5 at Kovilambakkam

Hindustan Construction Company – KEC International JV last week bored and concreted the first pile for Chennai Metro Phase 2 project’s 47 km Line-5 connecting Madhavaram – Sholinganallur.

The consortium was awarded the 11.61 km Puzhuthivakkam – Sholinganallur Package C5-ECV-03’s Rs. 1122 crore construction contract in November 2021 with a deadline of November 2024 (36 months).

The team began test piling works right before 2021 ended between Echangadu and Kovilambakkam stations.

Besides constructing the viaduct from from Chainage 33710 m to 45320m in South Chennai, their scope includes 11 elevated Stations at Madipakkam, Kilkattalai, Echangadu, Kovilambakkam, Vellakkal, Medavakkam Koot Road, Kamaraj Garden Street, Medavakkam Junction, Perumbakkam, Global Hospital and Elcot.

CMRL’s official Phase 2 map with my edits showcasing Package ECV-03’s route between Puzhuthivakkam and Sholinganallur – view Phase 2 info & route map

Snaps from a follower shot at Kovilambakkam:

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23 Responses to "HCC-KEC Begins Piling for Chennai Metro’s Line-5 at Kovilambakkam"

  1. Anand Asir A says:

    Hi TMRG,
    I heard from vellakkal the alignment is being changed to opposite side of forest land due to land acquisition delay from Nanmangalam forest department.
    Also i have seen the pile driver not in the center in vellakkal. Can you please confirm?

  2. Anand Asir A says:

    Hi TMRG,
    Corridor 5 St.Thomas mount to Adambakkam metro it was mentioned as combined alignment with MRTS in the document but we see only mrts pillars raised (not double deck pillar) any update on it?

  3. SUBBARAMAN. R says:

    Wish the project go as per schedule and plans with total success.

  4. Karthick J says:

    Kovilambakkam metro station location tell me

    • Venkatesan says:

      It’s near the Navin apartment, rose nagar road entrance bear BP petrol bunk

      • Vijay says:

        Are you sure ? When i checked with construction workers they say it is not decided.. some are saying the station is near citi union bank kovilambakkam

  5. Anand Asir A says:

    Hi TMRG,
    We see a news in the hindu, saying the shozinganallur to sipcot is going to be dropped in metro phase 2. Can you please confirm?

  6. Anand Asir A says:

    Hi TMRG,
    Any alignment change near vellakkal, i see the pile driver in the left side of road (opposite side of nanmangalam forest) not in the center of road.

  7. Samuel says:

    Hey tmrg! Please go through the issue on phase 2’s purple line 3 where cmrl is planning to terminate at sholinganalllur and not extending to sipcot!!

  8. Samuel says:

    And fyi! Works started under koyambedu cloverleaf flyover and on road medians of retteri on red line 5!

  9. Srinivasan says:

    Phase 1 extension of chennai metro now has one more station by name ” wimco nagar depot ” opened on 13 March 2022 . Do add it in chennai section.

  10. Anand Asir A says:

    Hi TMRG,
    The CMRL corridor 5 CMBT to Puzhuthivakkam drawing says STM metro station to Adambakkam metro (around 400m+) as common alignment with MRTS. But we see it has been built as single pillar for MRTS. Any updates on it?

  11. Anand Asir A says:

    I am talking about the same, mentioned in the same document.
    The land acquisition is completed and pillars for mrts raised as single pillars and grider work on top also started (looks like only mrts work alone happening)

  12. Sairaghav says:

    Looks like there’s been no groundwork happening at OMR Srp tools to Shollinganallur strech. What’s the reason?

  13. dsdfs sdfdsf says:

    where exactly is the Kovilambakkam station starts and ends?


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