L&T Wins Chennai Metro Phase 2’s Track Work Contract

July 29 2022 Update: Larsen & Toubro has been awarded a contract by CMRL valued at Rs. 339,63,37,733.00

April 11 2022 Original Post: Larsen & Toubro today emerged as the lowest bidder to supply and install standard gauge tracks for Chennai Metro’s Line-3 and Line-5 (Package BC-3,5/TRK-02) after Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) opened financial bids.

Both these new lines of Chennai Metro’s 118.9 km Phase 2 project will run in a north-south orientation to connect Madhavaram – SIPCOT (45.813 km Line-3) and Madhavaram – Sholinganallur (47 km Line-5) with a mix of elevated & underground stations.

CMRL invited tenders for this systems contract, financed by JICA, in October 2021 with a 850 day deadline + 730 day (DLP) and an unknown estimate. Technical bids were opened in February to reveal 6 bidders.

Financial Bid Values

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Vijay Nirman Company (VNC)382.09
Texmaco Rail and Engineering395.21
Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL)399.44
ITD Cementation India404.28
IRCON International414.79

Brief Scope: Supply, installation, testing and commissioning of track works of standard gauge including all associated works in (a) elevated section between CMBT (excluding) and ELCOT (including) in corridor 5 – upto circular connection to corridor-3 and (b) elevated section between Sholinganallur (excluding) to SICPOT (including) in Corridor 3 and pocket tracks & stabling lines of Chennai Metro rail Project Phase-2

Representational image only– Photo Copyright: Daily Mail

Like other Phase 2 packages, CMRL’s estimate for this is unknown, so I can’t provide an assessment on how L&T’s bid is placed and what the next steps look like.

Things on the systems tendering front are moving along nicely. Back in January, IRCON was awarded a similar track-work contract for Line-4. In February, CMRL received 2 bids for lines 3 & 5’s head-hardened rail contract from Mitsui and Ohmi Industries.

This is the first major systems contract for both lines where financial bids have been opened. A list of all Chennai Metro Phase 2 civil & system packages and their status can be viewed here.

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4 Responses to "L&T Wins Chennai Metro Phase 2’s Track Work Contract"

  1. Samuel says:

    Hey tmrg!
    ITD cementation started ground works for orange line 4 near lighthouse (Marina beach).

  2. The Indian Railway Guy says:

    Hey TMRG, will BMRCL also open similar bids for the blue line in the coming weeks?


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